This morning I find myself sitting down with a cup of coffee and a book I read more than a year ago – Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives by Gretchen Rubin. I find myself in need of remastering one simple yet special word.
In a world where nearly everything is at your fingertips, it’s a word you don’t hear very often — “No.”
“No” was my essential tool in losing 150 pounds over 4 years. But if you don’t use it you lose it. And I haven’t used it for a long time.
The Vacation Is Over
I just got back from a weeklong visit with family in Texas. It was fun but I discovered I lost the ability to tell myself “no” when it came to snacks, desserts and alcohol. I told myself, “Your on vacation. Enjoy it.”