Saying “no” is big girl work.
It liberates. It protects. It boundaries.
We forget we have options and sometimes we have to be reminded. Just because we said “yes” in the past doesn’t mean we can’t change our minds. If we say “yes” when we should say “no,” we set ourselves up for resentment and often exhaustion. Not a healthy place to live. People can’t repeatedly take advantage of us without our permission.
So wiggle into those grown-up pantaloons and say “yes” to “no.” Appropriate no’s will help renew your dignity, your vitality, and your integrity.