This two letter word is so simple to write but often the most difficult for some women to speak. Even when we are tired, stressed, worn out, and overwhelmed, we still give in to the sometimes unreasonable and often untimely requests of others
So how should you respond to yet another “honey do”, “mom can you”, “girls’ night invite” or some other petition for your time, energy and/or effort?
If it is not a time sensitive event or emergency, honor yourself by taking a moment to think before you respond. Assess where you are in your physical, mental and emotional strength.
Do you have enough to give to someone else?
What about your own schedule? Is your schedule already so tight that you barely have a moment to breathe? Are you so drained that you clearly recognize that you need to slow down? Are you already trying to distance yourself from people pleasing behaviors?
I am not at all suggesting that you neglect or decline activities that are important to you or deny your family and friends when they request your help. I am just simply saying that you have the power to choose what goes on in your life and sometimes you just may have to say “no”.
©2017 Kin Seymore