Last night, I was supposed to be out with work colleagues but I decided I was too tired and not feeling it, so cancelled. Age (and, I suspect, motherhood), has made me more empathetic and selfless in many ways, but in others, I’ve definitely learnt to put myself first.
Sometimes, of course, you need to make yourself do something because, if you don’t, you’ll hurt someone’s feelings or let them down, and I’d certainly avoid that all costs. BUT, if it’s not essential I go out; if I’m not in the right frame of my mind or just really don’t want to, I don’t feel bad saying no.
I’ve never been the kind of person to get the fear of missing out but I definitely feel the joy of it ✌🏻