I used to have a problem saying "no."
Not for THAT, you perves, but saying "no" to friends, to dinners, to parties, to events. I would end up somewhere and be totally resentful that I was there, when I would rather be home or doing something else.
As I growsed up and turned the big 3-0, my priorities changed. No longer was being at every party or every hot club important. But my health and fitness and self worth were more important. I started saying "no" to things and "yes" to myself.
Flash forward to now. I have a pretty consistent routine, even when not in training-mode. I run in the mornings before work. And I do yoga in the evenings after work. My runs are usually not interrupted by LIFE, except for the occasional morning of extreme exhaustion (read: hangover). But yoga on the other hand is frequently interrupted by a birthday or friend dinner or late night work event. And I'm finding myself starting to get resentful of this.
I know I need balance in my life and friends. So why do I get so irritated when something comes up? Last night I was invited to dinner and didn't want to say no, so I missed yoga. Tonight is a bday party with a friend who lives out of town and happens to be in town today. So I can't say no. That's 2 classes in a row, interrupted. I enjoy myself when I'm with my friends and have a good time. It's just that I hate missing my "me" time. Then again, I'm sure I would hate not having any friends, too - ha ha.
I know other out there struggle with this balance thing.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Comments? Struggles?