I love using this word everyday
Do you struggle with saying YES to everyone & every thing?
If you answered YES then you’re fast tracking yourself to burnout & frustration.
If took me a while to learn how to use the word NO effectively but I can honestly say that when I got in the habit of it it’s been a game changer for me.
No, is so easy for me to use these days because I understand my value & worth & I’ve stopped trying to please everyone years ago. It took some getting used to but once I arrived at my NO destination. I had more time to get super clear about what I wanted from my own life.
You can’t be all things to all people
People pleasing everyone is an impossible act to live up to 24/7
It’s a path to destruction, unhappiness & burnout
I get it
You’re not wanting to let anyone down. You want everyone to like you. You want to help everyone.
BUT that’s not going to work
Eventually you’ll reach a point of exhaustion & burnout because you’re always giving.
It’s ok to be a giver BUT you need to fill up your own cup first to be able to give.
This isn’t a selfish act at all it’s just plain old common sense to those who truly value their worth & their time.
Setting boundaries is the key to success & won’t leave you feeling drained.
I became the creator of my own destiny on my terms
I had more energy, stayed away from toxic BS that wasn’t serving me & let go of trying to be liked by everyone
It’s none of my business what others think of me anyway, so why was I so worried all those years ago.
I was worried because I wasn’t living authentically & being true to myself
I didn’t recognise my value & was just starting out on my own self-love journey.
I embraced what I was learning. Took the right action steps & became a lot happier with less on my plate to worry about. I recognised that that it was me who had to change my focus if I was to live a happier lifestyle.
I set boundaries. Started to say NO more than yes & had more room in my head to set new goals without being clogged by unnecessary time consuming worries.
Pay attention to what you’re saying yes to & see how it makes you feel?
If you feel happy? Great!
If you feel resentful or annoyed?
Then it’s time for you to get back in the drivers seat of your own life & learn to say NO
Let me know in the comments below how this relates to you.
Are you using the word NO enough to prevent exhaustion & burnout?