Saying yes when you actually mean no

Saying yes when you actually mean no

Mar 6, 2019

How many times have you said yes when you actually mean no?

I, personally, have lost count. Sometimes it just slips out. And that’s when I feel it. The knot in my stomach, the uneasiness settling in and feeling annoyed for letting my people pleaser side take over

So, let’s talk about setting boundaries. Knowing how to conserve your energy plays a huge role in your wellbeing

You see, every thing you do either adds on or subtracts from your energy tank. Just like the foods you eat can energize or exhaust you – ahem, sugar crash anyone? Or how hobbies can be a lot of work but also energizing because you enjoy them.

Healthy boundaries are here to protect you. To help you reserve and recharge your batteries. It’s about learning when to say yes and how to say no

If you find yourself in a pattern of saying yes when you don’t mean it, it’s time to dig a little deeper and ask yourself why?

There’s a saying I heard a long time ago, which has helped me shift focus: When you’re saying yes to something, make sure you’re not saying no to yourself

It’s about taking care of yourself along the way. And even if you’ve committed to a situation you can’t get out of, you can choose to approach it with ease and softness. How can you make the best out of the situation?

One thing that’s helps me keep in check is by coming back to my center. Softening my body, tuning in with my breath and noticing how a certain situation/person/project makes me feel. And proceed from there

Do you have healthy boundaries? If not, how can you start?

“When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated.” – Brene Brown

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