Do you struggle with saying the word “no”?
I have been thinking about the power of the word no lately. As a result I have found myself using it more often. To be honest, this has been a bit of a struggle for me. If you are anything like me, you have a desire and a knack for being helpful. You value your role as the “fixer,” “helper,” or “go to” person in your relationships. Because of this, your yes’s probably come a lot more easily than your no’s.
Can you relate to this?I used to think that saying no was a bad thing. Click To Tweet
I used to think that saying no was a bad thing. I feared that if I said no I would risk losing my connection to that person. For someone who places a high value on relationships, that prospect seemed scary, to say the least!
However, I’ve noticed that saying the “wrong for me” yes’s actually had a negative result. Not saying no actually resulted in more spinning, more overwhelm, and less productivity. This ended-up causing bad feelings, low motivation and getting even less done. It became a vicious cycle!By saying no, I am really saying yes to myself! Click To Tweet
As I’ve been practicing saying no, I have learned something very important. By saying no, I am really saying yes to myself! Saying no has helped me see how I’ve allowed myself to become distracted from what’s really important. My no’s are actually teaching me to honor my voice and value my truth.My no’s are actually teaching me to honor my voice and value my truth. Click To Tweet
Saying no has also helped me connect with what my true yes’s are. Each time I say no to something that is not aligned with who I am, I strengthen the person I desire to be. This helps me live from a more authentic and honest space.
By learning how to say no, I am developing a healthy habit of self-discipline, and creating a life with more balance. This ultimately allows me to be my best and most helpful self in the world!
What can you begin to say no to today? How can you use these no’s to help you connect to your true and authentic self?
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