Life is full of opportunities and when you have a wide variety of interests almost every opportunity looks like something fun and engaging. Many of the efforts I involve myself in are volunteer opportunities where I have the chance to help others. In some of these cases my yes should have been a no.
One of my favorite quotes is by celebrity chef Alton Brown, "Organization will set you free." I know he’s referring to being organized in the kitchen, but I think it also applies to our personal and professional lives. And I’m reminded of it every January because I’m starting a new year with my calendar/planner.