I am mired in several projects that I really have no desire to be a part of. Last night I made myself a promise, I will not agree to do things just because I don't want to let people down.
Here's an example, I agreed to teach a fitness class to the patients in a local psychiatric center. I agreed because my boss was stuck, no one else would do it. It was supposed to last from July to March. Two years later, I'm still trudging off to teach there and I dread almost every minute of it.
Another example, I agreed to teach a nutrition class that covers way too much information, pays way too little money for the work involved and is over an hour away. Why? Well, it was a friend of a friend who new my work, blah, blah, blah. You get the idea.
Is this frugal or vegetarian? In some ways yes, with less things drawing on my time I can devote more energy to frugal living and veg cooking. Just as living in a cluttered, disorganized environment makes it harder for you to be frugal, leading a life cluttered with undesirable activity makes it hard to be frugal (and happy as well!)
I'll be offline until Monday but consider this post a weekend challenge. What dreaded activities are cluttering your life? Are you ready to let them go?