Your life isn’t crazy.
People aren’t running you ragged.
You just don’t know how to say NO.
One of the first boundaries I suggest for people to practice is using this powerful word. Most of us were taught as youngsters that “no” is rude. That “no” is disrespectful. That “no” is bratty or selfish. No wonder adults are walking around exhausted, resentful + irritable. We simply don’t know how to show up, clearly + kindly, and express our loving limits. We instead choose to spread ourselves thin. This isn’t their fault. It’s yours. It’s time to change that. It’s time to reclaim your happiness.
I know it isn’t easy. We worry we will let others down. We believe others can’t handle what we can. But truth is, we have worked so hard for so long in the role of *people pleaser* that we don’t know how to live any other way. Maybe that changes today?
I want you to remind yourself that your worth isn’t found in how much you say “yes” to. It isn’t found in proving or earning or over extending yourself. We can still serve, work hard + help others without losing ourselves. What does saying “no” to others bring up for you?