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I'm tired. Road Weary. Exhausted. That point where all you want to do is curl up and get some sleep. I went to Vegas for a business trip and attempted to mix business with pleasure, a show at the end of the workday sounds fun, right?

Nope, that was a mistake.

I made it to bed a little before midnight and then had to get up at 3AM to make it to the airport. Got home just in time to turn around and go to my daughter's concert, long day is putting it lightly. This weekend I've got to get up early and drive for another 10+ hours with my five kids to go to a wedding.

No rest in sight for me.

Isn't that what often happens though? We do it to ourselves. We pack more and more into our schedules. Each thing we add is a good thing, by itself. Taken as a whole though, all those good things become merely exhausting. Why do we do that to ourselves? Do we have something to prove? Are we afraid we're going to miss out on something?

This week I'm going to try and remember to say NO. No to the things that rob me of my sleep. No to the things that aren't essential. No to exhaustion.

I hope you'll do the same.

About the Author 

Don Smith

Happily married with five kids, Smith founded this site, owns a technology company in the Midwestern USA, is a former bank director, and loves playing soccer, hiking, and mentoring.

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