Monday, August 16, 2010

"Yes" and "No"

We have demands on our time. We only have so much time. Time is a container and tasks are the items we need to fit into our container. Some of us have very empty containers compared to the amount of tasks that we have in them, but most of us have tightly filled containers with large and tiny tasks packed together so very little room remains.

In order to maintain balance and productivity (not have our container spill over the top) we must be cognizant of how much we have agreed to put into our container. Many things may be beyond our choice, such as time at work, cooking and cleaning, but we often add in other things that pressure us and add stress, under the guise of hobbies, kids activities, social commitments, volunteering, etc.

I can't tell you what to say "yes" or "no" to, but I can suggest that when you say "yes" to something, you balance it with a "no" to something else (and don't feel badly about it). Just like a "one in, one out" philosophy for your belongings, your time deserves the same disciplined treatment. Just like an overstuffed drawer is difficult to use; an overstuffed life is just as hard.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Unwanted Medication Disposal; Saturday, August 7, 2010; 9am-1pm

"The Erie County department of Environment and Planning and other local agencies are encouraging people to bring in their expired, unused or unwanted prescription and over the counter medications to the Erie County Law Enforcement Training Agency from 9am-1pm Saturday for proper disposal.

The Training Agency is on the Erie Community College North Campus at 6205 Main St., Amherst.

Medication discarded incorrectly can cause environmental hazards, including endangering water supplies of local municipalities. And unwanted medication left in the house increases the chance of accidental poisoning and the potential for misuse, according to information from the county Department of Environment and Planning."

(Taken directly from the Buffalo News the week of August 1, 2010)