I can go for long patches of wondering how I could ever feel anything other than bullet proof. And then it happens – I’m booked up back to back and I’m asked at the last minute by a dear friend to help them out and it clashes with something important I have scheduled.

What to do? The obvious answer is to explain that I’d love to. I’m already scheduled with something immovable then – can a different time work?

However – have you ever been uncomfortable to take that step?

I so have!

I still do sometimes.

Although with baby steps it’s getting more do-able.

So what helps?

Pausing and considering the knock-on effects of not doing what I originally said I’d do…

Taking a few calming breaths and centering myself…

Deciding to honour us both and tell the truth! Oh what a relief when I do.

Take away

What works for you? Hearing your success stories inspires me ☺

Drop me a line (fi@fijamiesonfolland.com) – it’s always good to hear from you.

Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O, is a Lifestyle Consultant, with over 20 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified osteopath, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador. She loves to globe-trot with her husband Chris (NZ, Australia, USA, UK + Europe and Indonesia are current favourites) relishing an outdoor lifestyle and time with family and friends.