Are you one of those people who tries to help everyone no matter what it takes, including never saying “no to them when they ask you for a favor or to go out with them? If you are, you know that it is so tiring, yet you feel so guilty when you even THINK about saying no to someone who needs you for whatever reason. Well, I am going to tell you right now, today, that it is OKAY to say no to someone! If you look at your calendar and you forgot to schedule a time to just breathe then you are doing too much.
If you are already dealing with a jam-packed week and someone asks you to go out for lunch on your lunch break, just say no and stay in the office. You need that quiet time to relax and enjoy your food instead of having to stress about going to a restaurant, eating and paying your bill before your lunch break is up.
If you have a family member who is asking you to watch their child so they can go out but you haven’t even had time to eat a decent meal that day, tell them no. Surely they can find another babysitter. You deserve to sit down and take care of yourself, fuel your body and let your mind rest.
Saying no can put you on such a guilt-trip if you are used to always saying yes, but for the sake of your health you really should say no every now and again so you can focus on yourself and your needs. After all, you cannot help someone else out if you aren’t helping yourself out by staying healthy and happy. Practice saying no today – decline the lunch date invite and cook yourself a tasty meal at home and enjoy it.
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