Why do we find it so hard to say no? Saying yes to someone or something. . . when in truth we want to say no 😩 Not being able to say no can lead us into situations we don’t want to be in, relationships that are toxic, sexual or physical encounters that we regret and being in places that aren’t supportive for us .. nudging us further away from what does feel or is true for us.
So, what stops us from saying No? There can be a stack of reasons why we find it hard to say no. It could be because:
👉 We feel we will let someone down if we say no
👉That we’ll upset someone
👉We will be seen as stubborn
👉FOMO .. the feeling that we will miss out
👉That it will make us unpopular
👉We will be seen as selfish
👉That we feel or will feel guilty if we say no
👉Be seen as being ‘difficult’
👉Not a good friend, girlfriend or boyfriend
👉Or seen as boring
Saying No ✋🏽🛑 exercise:
Give yourself some time and space to think of and write down recent situations in your life where you wanted to say no but felt you couldn’t?
Why did you feel you couldn’t say ‘No’?
Are there any current situations in your life where you want to say no and feel you can’t?
What will be different/change if you say ‘No’?
What are the benefits in saying No?
🥳 You will have more self-respect
🥳 Gaining respect from others
🥳 Have truer relationships
🥳 Gain more self-worth and self-love
🥳 Build and strengthen your true inner confidence
🥳 Have more space and time for people and things that feel true for you
🥳 You are kicking self-doubt and lack of self-worth out 💥🥳