Are you a person who says “yes” to everything?
Staying late a work. Meeting a friend for coffee/dinner. Attending a party. Giving someone a ride. Answering the phone every time that one friend calls to ramble for hours.
Many of us struggle with saying “no” especially to our friends and families, because we want to be kind people. We want to be there for those we care about, be viewed as reliable, let them know that we can do it.
But what about your own time?
Turning down someone’s request for You Time is okay – and should be done.
If Sally calls every night at 9 and you really like to read for a couple hours before bed, there is nothing wrong with telling Sally she’ll have to call before 9 or wait until you can get back to her in the morning.
Saying “no” does not make you weak, it does not make you rude. It makes you strong, and kind to yourself.
Remember, every time you say “yes” you’re saying “no” to something else.
“Yes” to staying late at work may mean “no” to quality time with the family.
Say “yes” to what matters.