Is there a commitment you’ve made that haunts you daily? Was there something you said, “yes” to that you now deeply regret?
If so, you may just want to quit. Free up some of your time for more delightful and spontaneous things. There is no shame in quitting unless you let the shame take over you. Other people, who are threatened by your courage, will try to guilt you into staying.
They are not the boss of you!
That could be your mantra, even. It’s better if you don’t say this out loud to them because it will make you appear quite juvenile. Try creating something intelligent and mature to say in response or, failing that, just smile and walk away or hang up the phone. The smiling is the important part, it will make you feel better.
You could just pull the politician card and say you’re leaving to spend more time with your family. No one will actually believe it but they won’t tell you that.
So tell me, what are you going to let go of today?
P.S. This is an adapted excerpt from my book 100 Ways to get Through Rough Times.