“Better a friendly refusal than an unwilling promise.” ~ German Proverb.
While the dark season calls us to go inwards and reflect, the busyness of the Holiday Season calls us outward to engage.
It is not easy to say No to life’s invitations and demands when our pattern is to say Yes. Our social conditioning tells us it is bad to put ourselves first. Yet whenever we say Yes to one thing, we also say No to another, and often what we say No to is our Self.
Take time this week to be clear on what you are saying Yes and No to. Are you speaking from guilt, obligation and pressure, or from truth, self-care and your personal values?
“Whenever you say the words, ‘I should’, substitute, ‘I don’t want to.'” ~ Lynda Austin
Have a wonderful Monday, saying Yes to You!