Do you often say yes and regret it later? Are you worried about disappointing others?
If so, it’s time to put an end to the crazy because people pleasing will suck the life right out of you.
No is a complete sentence. You have earned the right to make this choice regardless of how others feel about it and without needing to provide justification. Accepting this simple truth will set you free.
The irony is that although it feels harsh, setting boundaries it’s one of the kindest things you can do for both parties involved. It’s pure honesty and staying true to yourself is how you gain confidence to face the tough calls in life.
Try a little experiment and as requests come your way this month, think about whether or not you want to say yes or no before you respond. Ask yourself if the yes is because you want to or because you’re afraid of the consequences of saying no. Let your gut override your fear, then make your decision.
Jot down how it went in your Daybook daily pages and give yourself credit for taking this important step. It may feel uncomfortable at first but believe me, it will pay off in the long run.
Honor your decisions and others will follow suit.