Learning to say no

Maybe it’s more learning to learn to say no, since I have generally opted instead to say yes. First of all, I like saying yes. I liked being asked to help – in whatever way I can – and therefore saying yes is a bit of a reward to me. Even if it may mean considerable effort, time, a lack of sleep, and numerous headaches to pull off whatever it is I’ve been asked to do.

And yet… At some point, you just can’t say yes. Not to everything. Not while maintaining a balance. Not while pursuing your own goals.

I’ve had to turn down a few opportunities recently while accepting others. Do I always understand how I gauge which I’ll agree to and which I’ll refuse? 

No. No I don’t. 

At that point, it’s important to go with your gut.


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