Day 57: It’s okay to say no

I’m a yes girl.  If someone asks me for help I will say yes. If someone asks me to be on a committee I will say yes. If someone asks me to go out and do something I will say yes. Im not sure why I always say yes, maybe it’s because I’m a people pleaser. I don’t always agree with people’s opinions though especially at work and I think that has amongst other things occasionally made me a target at work for gossip and other such cattiness. Maybe I’m just trying to keep the people who actually do like me to stay on my side. 

I am slowly learning though that you can’t always say yes to everything because if you do you will become burnt out. Saying no doesn’t mean you don’t like the person that you turned down, it just means you like yourself more and that’s okay.  I have made plans with people in the past and will spend an entire day or more leading up to the agreed upon activity completely dreading it and wishing that I was instead laying on my couch. And so tonight I will be with my couch.  We have a wonderful relationship and it gets very jealous when I see other people.

Ammedment to yesterday’s post:

Fruit salad is not enough for dinner.  I allowed myself to get to the point where I was so hungry my brain just said “you don’t have time to make anything, we need something NOW!”  And so it with great shame that I admit that I ended up with a bag of garlic croutons in one hand and a bowl with olives and a pickle in the other. 

2 thoughts on “Day 57: It’s okay to say no

  1. Too true and too funny!!!!!
    Garlic croutons and a pickle?

    Sent wirelessly from my BlackBerry device on the Bell network.
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