For every yes there simply has to be a no. Compromise means everyone gets half or less. If you’re a people pleaser, it can be super activating and triggering to say no. But saying yes can come at too big a price sometimes.
It took me forever to learn that a lot of what I was saying yes to meant a no to my family. Which I was not okay with. Additionally, I was even weaker if it came to time for me. Then I was of no help to anyone, unfulfilled and overwhelmed. Truly coming to terms with this helped empower me to say no. And it’s like a muscle. The more you use it the stronger it gets. Getting honest with yourself and getting aligned will mean a lot of no, and a lot of yes, it’s up to us to define what that looks like.
Sent with love,