Learning to Say No
As a woman, I find myself having a hard time telling people no. It doesn't matter the setting; work, out and about, or with friends...I find myself constantly saying yes to things that I'm not exactly comfortable with just to avoid hurting the other person.
This is something that I used to not even be conscious of but I am now realizing is taking a tole on my wellbeing. I've wasted so much energy and time on things that haven't brought me enjoyment just for fear of saying no. That has got to stop.
One tip I learned this past week is to start with baby steps. Flat out saying no might be hard but saying "not right now" or "not this time" can help you avoid committing to this you don't want to while also saving face.
Also remember that you don't owe anyone anything and that you shouldn't do things out of fake obligation.
Trust yourself and listen to what you need more and you'll find yourself saying no to the wrong things and yes to the right things.