Because I have a plan for my life, it is easy to say no to distractions and I am able to stay on track.
In life, there are many pathways I may take, but I want to reach my goals and stay on track. Saying no to distractions makes me feel empowered.
It is important for me to put myself first. This does not mean that I am selfish. Putting myself first means I value my worth and that I understand that my priorities are worthwhile.
Sometimes it may not be easy to say no to a family member or friend who offers a diversion.Â Remembering that I am saying no to a distraction and not to a loved one makes it easier for me to say no.
Distractions are most tempting to me when I am tired and overworked. I recognize that this is my body and mind’s way of telling me to take a break. Taking planned breaks to rejuvenate my mind makes it easier for me to stay focused on my goals.
Although distractions may arise every day, these petty diversions do not tempt me. I dismiss distractions because they steer me off course. My direction is deliberate. Choosing to stay on track is a good decision.
1. Do I occasionally let distractions steer me off course?
2. When I am tempted by a distraction, do I realize that my mind and body may be telling me I need a break?
3. How can I reflect on past feelings of accomplishment to help me say no to distractions?