My Absolute No’s

Recently I read a great book by Cheryl Richardson and within the covers she discussed the topic of
absolute no’s. Absolute no’s provide a way of defining the boundaries around which you are prepared to
live your life and include thoughts and actions that don’t serve your best and highest good. I have taken
some of Cheryl’s ideas and added some of my own. Please feel free to adapt and use any that work for
you and I would be thrilled if you would share your absolute no’s with me.
My absolute no’s – I no longer…

  • Rush – I have all the time in the world to do the things I need to do and want to do.
  • Drink bad coffee, tea or wine – Only to best will do.
  • Compromise my needs to keep peace with anyone – I look after myself and maintain my values
  • Keep anything in my home that I don’t need or love.
  • Go to events that require hours of idle chitchat – I only attend inspiring and meaningful events.
  • Tolerate or participate in gossip – I maintain respect for people’s differences.
  • Don’t ask for help – I ask for help when I need it.
  • Take phone calls during meals – I focus on enjoying my meal and my direct company.
  • Let social norms dictate what I should be interested in – whether it be clothes, art, music etc. I
    love what I love.
  • Invest time in relationships that aren’t aligned with my values and mutually win/win.
  • Settle for second best in anything.
  • Focus on the negative. I look for the divine and beauty in all things.
  • Create limits on what I think is possible.
  • Feel bad when I say no or decline offers when no is what is best for me.
  • Keep clothes I no longer wear or fit into “just in case”.
  • Procrastinate – I take inspired action and remain open to synchronicities
  • Fear the unknown – I embrace uncertainty and trust in myself and universal energy completely.

These are some ideas that I have adopted. I would love to hear from you about what some of your absolute no’s are.

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