Some of my most frustrating moments come when I say ‘yes’ to something I wanted to say ‘no’ to.
Do you do the same? The journal prompt for this week asks “How do you feel when you do this?”
A hard lesson to learn was that ‘no’ is a complete sentence. It is okay to say ‘no’ and not give a long drawn out explanation as to why. Once I finally realized this, I was able to step further in my “Recovering People Pleaser” phase. I do slip back at times, but each time I am reminded why I learned to say ‘no’
By saying ‘no’ to things that stretch me beyond my coping skills, I can enjoy the times I say ‘yes’ more fully.