Saying YES, saying NO
Many people struggle with those two words.
SO DO I!
Saying yes is so easy; it’s only a three-letter word. Sometimes you say yes before you even know it, without thinking about the consequences. Why is it harder to use the two-letter word -NO- instead?
Do you also think it’s easier to say yes than no?
What was the last thing you said yes to?
Did it bring you a lot of good stuff?
Was it a positive experience?
These are just a few questions I have for you.
I have a nature to say yes to help other people. When I do so I (sometimes) forget about myself. We do want to help and research says it is rewarding to help others. I think there is truth in this, of course, but it helps if you have a clear vision of your own needs in life. Or can you live a life by only giving? Share your thoughts with me!
One friend of mine is really good in this. She knows what she wants and she knows what she doesn’t want. She knows her boundaries as well. She knows what she needs to live a balanced life. I think that is it. What do I learn from her? I think you have to know what you need for yourself and stick to that. So, what is it you need for yourself? Is it -for example- going back to bed early in the evening? Then do so, honor you own needs and don’t forget, don’t cross that line over and over again. Just go to bed.
Here are more questions for you:
You are helping your partner with his job by staying home, right?
You take care of the children while living abroad, right?
Saying yes to this implies a no too. What is your answer to this?
Share your thoughts with me, I am asking you to let me know. Give me a few lines, it will help you (and me as well). Click here and you can send me an email. I am curious how this works for you. I am very thankful if you help me with this. So, say yes to me by sharing your thoughts on this one. Click here. Thank you so much!
Have a wonderful day,