Updated: Apr 10, 2022
Do you struggle with saying "no" and setting healthy boundaries for your relationships?
Well you are not alone!
𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗮𝘆 “𝗻𝗼” 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳-𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲.
When we give ourselves permission to say no to requests that may hinder our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health, we establish self-respect and reinforce our love for self. Now... it is not always easy for all of us so I am sharing 3 fun facts about saying no for your self-care.
1. If you are afraid to say no because you do not want to let down those whose relationships you value (family, friends, significant other), then you are forgetting a very crucial person! You should also value YOURSELF and not want to let YOU down - if saying yes to others means saying no to your self-care, then say no.
2. Often when we consider saying no it is because we know the request may not be aligned with our needs. Sometimes we need to say no when what we want does not align with what we need. For instance: saying no to your friends when they ask you to a night out on your only day off/ rest day, or saying no to working overtime to facilitate a team project or meet a company deadline so that you do not miss out on the opportunity to be present for valuable family moments. If it is not aligned with your self-care needs, say no.
3. The one person that struggles the most when you say yes but needed to say no is you. For instance, saying yes to more obligations than you can handle will result in you either stretching yourself out to thin and still letting others and yourself down, or you saying yes and burning-out. Sometimes you have to say no before you can say yes.
Hope you will be taking care of YOU TOO today!
With care in mind,
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