There are times when we feel challenged saying one simple word. That word can set a precedence for not only honoring yourself but for others to understand your boundaries which you set so naturally. If you’re not practiced in saying NO when the opportunity arises it may feel uncomfortable for you. You may stammer, make something up to excuse yourself, or feel caught off guard and just say yes when you want to say no. Many people feel guilt and obligation, completely forgetting their own self worth. When we say yes when we mean no, many emotions surface. You may feel resentful, disappointed in yourself, angry, sad, or frustrated. Then you go to the event and you wish you could go back in time and re-do.
There is a resolution to this exhausting scenario. When someone asks you to do something you don’t want to do, take a breath, close your eyes, and pay attention to how this feels for you. Does it feel like it aligns with what your soul desires? If not, and you know your answer immediately, give your response. If you feel like you need more time, let the person know you’ll get back to them. Most importantly, honor yourself. The more you express your feelings guilt-free, the more others will expect this from you and respect your reply.
This cute funny clip not only made me belly laugh when I saw it, it prompted me to write this post. Even when it feels as though someone is pointing a gun at you, remember it is only an illusion that is waiting to be broken. Click here for a quick little chuckle and always remember to be true to YOU.