Do you find it hard to say no? Or if you do say no to someone or something do you feel you have to justify yourself?
Saying no can make us feel guilty or that we’re not meeting expectations or not doing enough.
It’s hard to feel that you might be letting someone down but ‘no’ is an essential part of our vocabulary if we’re going to take responsibility for our self care and set healthy boundaries around what we invest our time and energy into at each stage of our lives.
If you’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed today, it could be helpful to look at everything you’re saying yes to and think about where no might be a more appropriate response.
Have you said yes to too may commitments, behaviours that you’re tolerating but know aren't really acceptable, other people’s opinions that you’re agreeing with or thoughts that you’re allowing to go unchecked.
Try saying no to some of these things to day and see how that makes you feel.
I’m cheering you on.