Take it to the Limit

Some of you may have seen the previews lately for the Movie, “Yes Man” with Jim Carey. I have not seen it yet, but have seen the previews and read reviews and it really has me thinking. He is told to only say yes to things for a duration of time (that I am unsure of) and by doing that, he really gets to live life…Yes, I will go bungey jumping. Yes, I will help the needy. Yes, I will party like a rockstar. It makes a lot of sense and for that, I think this movie is really going to be a great hit and something for which people can relate.

But at the same time, what about those people who can’t say no. Yes, I will plan to spend Christmas with four different families. Yes, I will plan camp. Yes, I will plan M’s birthday party. Yes, I will wrap and buy everyone’s Christmas presents. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE doing all this stuff and that’s why I say yes to it all – but I have found out this week there is a limit one reaches, and you should not push that line. Prior to this week of Christmas cheer I have been very busy with work, MPI, planning, celebrating and preparing…And of course the one week I need to accomplish it all, I get sick with the stomach flu and now strep throat…you think I need to learn my limits?

I re-learned a couple things this week that I would like to share as I really think it would have made a difference! First, SLEEP – you need at least 8 hours of it – don’t deprive yourself of sleep in order to wrap a few more presents…the paper and present will still be there in the morning! Second, it’s absolutely ok to ask for help…that’s why I have a partner in this business – M. picked up all the pieces over this past week for me as I struggled to stay alive! Third, take a moment and just breathe. Once everything was planned I just sat back and realized all I had accomplished in a week – it was a lot and I was so grateful to be done, but so blessed to have experienced all of it!

Friday night was M.’s big party and believe me, it was GREAT! I will post pics and some party ideas for you all tomorrow! Today, it’s family day…time to spend time with my loved ones and relax! (And hopefully get better.)

Continue to Elevate.