· 1. Is this something I really want to do / enjoy / am passionate about … or am I doing it out of a sense of obligation or guilt?
· 2. Is this activity in alignment with my values and current goals?
· 3. Do I have time to do this or do I have to give up something in order to do it?
· 4. Will this activity energize me or drain my energy?
Decisions can be made more easily when we ask these questions before choosing to say yes. Sometimes the best decision is to say “I’m sorry … but that won’t work for me right now.”