When you separate yourself and alienate yourself, it can be more difficult to maintain a positive focus. Your mind and emotions can start playing strange trips against you, and you may find yourself expressing a more negative point of view. When that starts happening (and you'll see the signs when you start complaining, gossiping, backbiting, etc.), it's time to do something to change it.
Every week we feature a challenge to encourage your spiritual practice & growth.Read about MSIA Founder, John-Roger View Past Challenges
Challenge time: when somebody tries to burden you down with something that's not yours, just go your own way.
If you do choose to do the thing, it is your choice how you do it.
If you don't want the burden that somebody is putting on you this week, see if you can very cleverly not do it, but, without inflicting upon them.
If it is your responsibility, do it so magnificently that it becomes a joy. And if it's not your responsibility, then don't let people place a burden on you.