No is a complete sentence!
While declining requests from others can feel uncomfortable at times, it can also be empowering. Sometimes, we agree to something we might not truly want to do in order to avoid conflict or uncomfortable conversations.
We may feel that saying yes is a form of showing that we care for others and is a way of earning their accolades . But saying yes to situations that aren’t in alignment with our values or current needs may overwhelm us and take away from our personal commitments, which doesn’t serve us or help to build the joyful lives we deserve!
Learning to change our mindset when it comes to saying yes can be difficult. We may fear that others will confront us, reject us, or become upset with us.
But saying yes when you would truly prefer to say no takes away your innate ability to make your own choices.
Your time and energy is valuable, and should be treated as such.
Stepping into your personal power and giving yourself permission to say no when you feel it is warranted provides you with an opportunity to experience growth in many aspects of your life!
Feeling secure when saying no enables you to establish healthy boundaries, allows others to know what to expect from you, and puts you back in the driver’s seat of your own life. That’s a win for everyone!
Becoming more comfortable with a “no” response comes with time and experience, so don’t be afraid to say no when you feel like doing so.
Consider thinking about the types of requests you’d like to say yes to; this may make it easier to have firm boundaries around which situations warrant a “no” response. Decide where your priorities lie and where you’d like to direct your time and energy. If the request doesn’t meet those parameters, consider declining the request.
The best part about becoming comfortable saying no means that you are empowered to offer an enthusiastic YES to those situations that align with your life!
Learning to make decisions that make you feel good leads to a life full of joy!
If you’d like to explore ways of making more empowered choices and aligning your actions with your goals,, don’t hesitate to schedule your FREE Breakthrough Coaching Call with Lori HERE today!