It was a fantastic show! My guest Katherine Reschke from Better Parenting Coach and I talked about the power of the word “no”. We discussed reasons for not being able to say “no”, setting priorities and boundaries, and the benefits of taking control of your time.
“No” is a simple word, but often the hardest to say. What makes us incapable of saying “no” to people and situations? Take a moment and think about your life…
Do you feel compelled to say “yes”, even when you need to say “no”?
It is commonplace for women to take care of everyone but themselves, leaving a void in their lives. As we go down the path of doing for others, with little regard to the chaos it creates in our lives, we feel the strain. There is pressure to live up to an impractical model, a superwomen type that can say “yes” to everyone, while still presenting herself “fresh as a daisy”, smiling that million dollar smile so big you wonder if her cheeks are going to cramp up. Happy to do for others, all the time, day in and day out, until…there is nothing left.
(except from “No” Will Set You Free from Journey to Self column, read full article here)
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Until next time, enjoy the journey to self and everything in between.
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