As a mum, I’m sure I’m not alone in having those moments where I say “Yes” to a child just to make my life easier in the moment. I know you know what I mean. However every time I say “yes” instead of no I’m nearly always left feeling deflated and weary. Instead, we need to empower your “no” to make our “yes” matter. Here is an example.
Like saying “yes” to that double date with the guy who always makes you feel like crap.
Or “yes” to the school bake sale when you have a heap of other things on your plate and you end up tiring yourself out.
Or how about the time your mother asked you to invite your Nanny to stay (because we all have a responsibility) and you end up being the one that needs to introduce her to adult nappies – oops that’s another Me story.
But I think you get the idea. Every time you say “yes” to everything and everyone you give away your power and end up stretched too thin. But when you say “no” you empower your “yes” to matter more.
Your no empowers your yes.
Let’s just remember that you deserve to be selective, you get to put yourself and your own needs first. To empower your yes you need to discover what your priorities are and not spend time on other things.