Ugh 😑 saying no is a real struggle, it doesn’t come easy. 🤦🏾♀️ I know I’m not alone on this! I love to help people whenever I can and in any way I can. No reason, it’s just who I am, always have been and I guess I always will be. 😏 The problem with been this way, is saying no is hard when you really want to say yes. ☹️ But saying yes all the time I can say hand on heart ❣ can really effect you internally if by saying yes you are denying yourself something that you need! Trust me I’ve learnt the hard way time and time again. 🙄
Finally the lesson I needed to learn has sunk in. 👍🏾 Working progress ongoing for sure, but by working on myself and my own mindset I’m getting stronger at saying no. 🤦🏾♀️ BUT... don’t be fooled those feelings of wanting to help, support, give everything I have to another are still always there. And when I can’t fullfill the needs of another, the feeling of let down, not a good friend, not a good person, sinking feeling in your stomach are still there too. 😬 I don’t think that will ever change.
So how do you do it... Well the lesson I’ve learnt that enables me to feel all of those feelings and still say no is this exact statement right here... “When you say ‘YES’ to others. Make sure you are not saying ‘NO’ to yourself.” Before I say yes to anything now, I ask myself is this going to put me in a position that I have to say no to myself or my children?... 🤔
I’m learning that it really is just important to take care of me first, just as much as I do for other people. 😊 And it’s ok to do so, anyone that thinks otherwise doesn’t belong in my world. 😉
I hope 🤞🏾 this will inspire one of you to think about your own yes’s and no’s and take care of you. 🙏🏾
“You can be a good person, with a kind heart and still say no.” 😊
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