Our fear of being considered selfish is a strong and paralyzing fear that keeps us stuck right where we are, over-worked and over-committed. That condition usually leaves us living under-nourished, unfulfilled, uncreative, and unbalanced lives.
Some quiet time to think, exercise, write in our journals or lose ourselves in a hobby is often a challenge but we should try to squeeze out some time to engage in these exercises. They help us to look at our existing lifestyle and figure out how we can simplify it, so that our daily lives are more manageable and more meaningful.
All it really takes is one less activity, one less commitment, to bring back some balance and effect significant improvement in the quality of our lives.