How hard is it for you to say no? If you are like me, saying no feels like slapping someone in the face. Saying no makes me feel guilty even when I have a reason to say it. So what do you do? Should you say yes forever? Well, I have a list we can all use to help fight the fear of saying no.
It is okay to say no…
If it doesn’t make you happy
If you feel as if someone is forcing you
If it doesn’t fit your plans
If it makes you uncomfortable
If you want to be by yourself and relax
If your feelings are not being valued
If it goes against what you believe in
If it’s a family member
If you have no reason other than you wanting to do it
Understand that it does not happen overnight. But remember, you have the right to say no to anyone about anything. Saying no helps protect your feelings, so use it when you can.