Do your best to do what you can to schedule your day. We have all heard if we don't have our day planned then others will plan it for us. It is the same with boundaries for our life let alone our day. Let me give you an example. On Mondays I take a Sabbath. On this day I do self care. Then on Tuesdays I do paperwork, which includes emails, correspondence, phone calls, creative scheduling and planning, etc. Then on Wednesdays I do sermon preparation and study, as well as prepare for mid-week services. Thursdays I meet with people, home visits, hospital visits, counseling appointments. Fridays I recover from Thursday and continue to prepare for speaking engagements or Sunday services, travel to engagements, pack or unpack, etc. The reason I met these boundaries on myself and my schedule is I am better able to be present and complete my tasks without interruption. Bottom line is have a plan and then work your plan. As Lisa TerKeurst put's it, "We need our best yes", but we also need to have a firm "No".
Personal boundaries are what define your identity. They’re like the property lines around a home. This is my property and that is not my property. This is me — what I value, am good at, believe, need, or feel — and that is not me. If we don’t have clear personal boundaries and limits we get weighed down and walked on. Eventually we start having problems with anger, resentment, stress overload, or burn out.
Jesus wasn’t always nice to people. Often he didn’t do what people wanted him to do. There were many people he didn’t help. Whenever he did help other people he expected them to do their part. For instance, even in Jesus’ miracles he asked people to do something, usually something they felt they couldn’t do. (The blind man had to walk a long way to get to the pool of Siloam to wash the mud out of his eyes.)