How many times are you saying no without compromising yourself?
Are you saying yes, just because you do not want to hurt the other person?
Most times it’s hard to say “no” without explanation. “Are you coming to Patricia’s party?” and you have to choices. Yes or No. If you choose “No” in 99% of the cases, people are bombarding you with questions why you aren’t coming. You have to justify yourself.
The other answer we tend to give is “maybe”. Maybe is mostly the little brother of “No”.
We do not want to hurt the other person and choose maybe to give other a good feeling.
Think about it, are you protecting this person? Deep down in your heart you know that you do not want to attend this party, do not want to babysit or water the plants for three weeks.
Protect your energy. You can be more selfish and you can say no because you mean it.
Every time you want to say no this week take a deep breath and remember that it is okay to say no. Without an explanation. It is okay that you do not load more on your back than you can carry.
Stay true to yourself. You are important. You are you!
Take care of yourself!