Happy Tuesday! Are you a people pleaser? Do you ever say YES to something you really don’t want to do or can’t do? Do you say yes and then regret it? Today I’m offering you how to say NO THANK YOU without regret or worry.
When you say yes all the time, are you chipping away at valuable time that could be spent on other things, such as working out or making healthy meals? How does saying yes affect you? If you think about it and realize that saying yes is crowding your schedule and preventing you from achieving your health goals, it’s time to learn the art of saying “no thank you”.
First, saying no thank you to something that you really don’t want to do or can’t do allows you to say yes to other things that serve you and that bring you closer to your health goals. You are in charge of what you do and how you spend your time. Overscheduling yourself can lead to exhaustion, overwhelm, and resentment. It can also mean that you are pushed to the bottom of your priority list, which does not support weight loss and exercise.
We all find time for what is important, so before you say yes to someone, ask yourself a few things:
- Do I really want to do this?
- Do I want to spend time and energy on this?
- Do I have time for this?
- Does this keep me at the top of my priority list?
- Does this move me closer to my health goals?
- What would I have to give up or shift to do this?
- On a scale of 1-10 (1 being the lowest, 10 being the highest), how important is this to me?
Once you decide to say yes, promise yourself to do it cheerfully without regret and resentment. That’s how you’ll know that it was the right decision! If you say no thank you, do not apologize or justify it. Chances are, no one will even challenge you on it. If they do, simply say, it’s not something that serves me or that I am going to do right now. You do not owe reasons, so hang on to your power and live with your decision. You’ll notice right away that you now have time to spend getting your health results and keeping control of your decisions and time! What a powerful habit change!
You’ve got this!