I told myself I won't take a lot of card orders this year. In fact, I didn't even want to take orders of personalised cards this year because of my other work commitments that I have nowadays that is just overwhelming me to the max.
I haven't had a break from work in months and honestly I don't know how I'm going to stop at the rate I'm doing. I only managed to stop for a short while recently and it was only because I got really really sick and I just couldn't stand it anymore and I just had to rest for one whole day. And that's it. That was my rest. The next day I was back to work again even though I was still sick.
Why? Because there were no other choice. I just had to do it. No one else can help me get it done. I committed to the orders taken and whether I like it or not I have to get it done on time as promised. I only took it because I wanted to please my customers. I didn't want to say no to them. But who is going to make me happy? Nobody. No one but myself.
And today was like a slap in the face when I got an email from my customer reminding me that her card is due for delivery. And it was not yet done. That really shook me. That really really shook me. I have to put my foot down on this matter from now onwards. No means no. When I say I can't do it, it means I can't do it. They don't know my problem. Only I know it. And because of that, I seriously have to learn to reject, refuse.......whatever it takes.....I gotta say no.
I am guilty as charged! And I don't want to feel this way again. I hate this feeling. It sucks! I don't want to disappoint my customers.....I hate having make them wait for so long for their orders to be done. I really don't like doing that. Unless they really don't mind waiting, then that's a different story. :(