There are important items in our bucket.
Yet we say yes to every offer that comes our way.
Perhaps we’re scared of what they will think of us.

In that process of committing without thought, the urgent gradually takes over the important.
Leaving no room for us to act on what’s important in the long term.

Polite no.
I’d rather skip this.
They aren’t rude, they are simply prioritising ourselves before we offer to others. That isn’t mean, rather super helpful for the very few commitments we would offer to work upon.

We teach others how to treat us, by how we treat ourselves. – Oprah