Have you ever felt guilty about not attending all the invites to events you receive?
I constantly feel guilty. I feel like I am letting people down if I don’t attend. The thing is I just cant be everywhere and still be home with my family.
For so long I attended everything I was invited too as it felt apart of my job. If you had made the effort to send me a beautiful invite then I had to attend.
But recently I discovered a system that helps me NOT be guilty. I designed a Quota system – Which allows me to attend only 4 events a month. This has made my life so much easier. I no longer stress about saying no, it gives me the freedom to pick the 4 I will attend and I stop wasting time feeling guilty about all the people I have let down.
I moved this quota system to charities as well. I was getting invites weekly to help charities or to donate. We cant donate to everything even though we want too.
So I sat down and worked out – How many charities I will work with in the year and how much I will donate a year to charities.
I felt a tad guilty doing this but I am so glad I have. People understand you just cant give everything you have and your time is precious.
You give what you can. Give it a go and see how it works for you .