The Consequences of Constantly Saying Yes

26 March 2024
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Welcome to This Week’s Newsletter!

This week, we’re focusing on overcommitment to help you manage your time, energy, and needs.

This Week’s Challenge

Challenge yourself to say no to any demand or commitment that you do not want to fulfill.

Notice how it feels to prioritize your needs above the need for approval or acceptance from others.

Two Incisive Questions

What fears or beliefs prevent you from saying no? Are these fears or beliefs serving your wellbeing and happiness?

How might your life be different if you felt comfortable saying no to demands that do not align with your needs or values?

Three Practical Steps

Identify Your Needs

Take some time to reflect on what you need and want in your life.

It is crucial to understand these needs and wants so you can better prioritize them when faced with demands from others.

Practice Saying No

Start small. The next time you receive a request or commitment that you do not want to fulfill, say no.

It may feel uncomfortable at first, but notice what happens with practice.

Seek Support

Practice with someone you trust at first, as you navigate this challenging but empowering journey.

I hope these insights and practical steps will empower you to find greater balance and personal growth in your life.

In this week’s comprehensive article, “A Slow Death By A Thousand Yeses: How Small Commitments Lead To Big Regrets,” you’ll learn about the detrimental effects of constantly agreeing to commitments and demands for the wrong reasons.

You will also discover different strategies to manage overcommitment, understand and express your personal needs, and improve your self-esteem.

Read or listen to full article here.

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