I was going to title this post “Say no so you can say yes,” but I googled the phrase first and found that Zen Habits’ Leo Babauta has already written that thought down.
“We have to clear up some space [in our lives],” Babauta writes, “by saying No to things we’d like to do, but that are taking up space in our lives — space that could be used by something we really really want to do.”
If you’re watching the second half of 2017 jog toward you like a smug Usain Bolt, you might need to create some more room: room to breathe, room to feel, room to reflect, and, yes, room to do.
By June, for instance, I’ll have completed a full year of daily writing and almost-daily posts. I’m creating room for myself by not publishing new content to this website for a month. I’ll return in July with a new schedule.