Just say no. It seems like a simple premise, but again and again we find ourselves agreeing to things we do not want to do. Why do we have such a hard time saying no? Maybe we feel a sense of obligation, do not want to elicit a negative response from the person asking, or a number of other excuses we’ve made in the aftermath of agreeing to take on a task.
But one thing is for sure- sometimes, we just need to say no! In fact, it’s healthy to do so. Saying no is about creating and maintaining boundaries. When healthy boundaries are in place, we have the freedom to direct our energy towards the things we deem worthy of our time and energy, leading us to feel more fulfilled.
If you struggle with creating boundaries, here are some things to think about and try to implement:
- When to say no
- Practice makes perfect
- Take pause
This topic of the week was written by Danielle Adinolfi, MFT