Erm, but, I don’t know how to say no, you might be thinking. And, wait a minute, why would I say no to something I want to say yes to?
Maybe, because you’ve said yes to things you didn’t know how to say no to.
Are you confused? Let me explain.
How often do you feel overwhelmed, feel like 24 hours is too less? How much time are you able to devote to the things that matter to you? How often have you said yes to something because you didn’t know how to say no, or you thought it would be rude or mean to say no?
If you’re giving away handfuls of your time to other people and things, is it any wonder that you have no time to focus on the things that really matter to you? Be they personal goals – like focusing on your health, your hobbies, your dreams; having some time to simply unwind; or wanting the best for your family – and this isn’t about monetary things, but about having time to enjoy life together.
Well, guess what? To be able to say yes to the things you want, you have to say no to the things that don’t matter that much to YOU.
Sometimes this is easier said than done. But, at the end of the day, every thing and every choice has a price tag. When you’re sacrificing one thing for another thing, you should be sacrificing a good thing for a better thing. If you aren’t doing that, you aren’t really sacrificing, you’re compromising. And that isn’t a good feeling in the long run.
So take the time to figure out what matters most to YOU, or you’ll find yourself saying no to the things you want to say yes to more often than not.
Are you ready to say yes to the things that matter to you? ill you join me in the kindness revolution?
Leave any tips, strategies, or burning questions in the comments; I promise to get back to you soon!