Every intentional NO to the outside is a beneficial YES to within. BUT it is so hard to say NO when we live in a world that makes us feel that YES is the default. We all probably had that moment when we just wanted to decline, but for some reason, we could not. But here's the thing: we are not entitled to please others at the expense of our comfort. And it could just be as hard to unlearn, but we should!
There are so many life-changing things that can happen when we start to unshackle ourselves from people's expectations! Being real to yourself and owning your BIG NO plugs you into your own sense of power.
Here's how being unapologetic about embracing your NO could be the biggest turning point of your life:
YOU WILL GET TO KNOW YOURSELF BETTER
When you learn to say NO, you disassociate yourself with what doesn't align with your desires. You start to have more time to do things for yourself - all according to what matters most to you while discovering who you really are!
YOU WILL BE YOUR OWN ANCHOR
While it may really be discouraging to see or think of other people's reactions, it is still freeing that you get to control your own life and decisions. You take charge and full responsibility for the way you want to live. It is empowering, making you even more independently stronger than ever.
YOU WILL DISCOVER YOUR PEOPLE
Because sometimes, saying a NO can just be as hard as taking one. There might be some who will get offended, but know that the right ones will understand, respect, and support you.
YOU BECOME HEALTHIER IN ALL ASPECTS
When you know what is good for you and firmly say NO to what is not, every aspect of your well-being becomes healthier and happier!
Remember that a NO doesn't have to feel or sound offensive. So many people feel ashamed of being vocal about their truths because they are afraid to embarrass someone, but it does not have to work that way! Saying NO is a form of self-care, and there is absolutely nothing to feel guilty or sorry about it.
You can practice this by saying NO to a Friday night club that you feel may drain you and saying YES to spending more time on habits that will nourish you, like getting some extra beauty sleep!