Are You A ‘Yes Gal’ ?
Are you always overcommitted?
Do you feel like BURNT TOAST!?
Do you always say YES?!
As women we are socialised to feel responsible for the feelings and well-being of those around us, pushing our own well-being and needs aside.
We’ve been brought up to be people pleasers and avoid conflict.
Remember your teachers who commend you for getting along with everyone in class?
Your own parents who smother you with love when you say yes to everything they’ve suggested?
From childhood we’re taught not to defy authority so ‘yes’ becomes engrained in us.
We want to please others so that we fit in, are well-considered and liked by our peers.
We say YES because …
We want to get along.
We want to be nice.
We don’t want to hurt other people’s feelings.
We worry that saying no will break our bonds.
We don’t want to feel disapproved of.
We don’t want to be rejected.
But saying all that YES is to our own detriment and can lead to our physical and emotional needs not being met, ultimately leading to resentment, stress and burnout.
PAY YOURSELF FIRST
For most of us it is very easy to say “yes”.
But for many of us, it’s just not so easy to say “no”.
Take it from me, saying no takes training, practice and time.
Practice saying no.
By taking pause and checking in with yourself and whether what you really want to say is ‘no’.
By listening to cues that it’s time to ease off (before you collapse like a house of cards).
Or if ‘no’ is too confronting what about “not right now”?
Or, “can I think about it and get back to you?”.
Feel the fear but make the change anyway.
At first you might feel like crap for saying no.
Eventually you will feel proud… and healthier because ‘no’ is the first step in saying ‘yes’ to you.
Remember, there will be plenty more opportunities to say yes!
PAY YOURSELF FIRST
If you’ve been saying YES too often, you might find your stress hormone, cortisol, is riding high!
This can become dangerous and lead to health issues like weight gain, sleep disorders, acne, sleep disorders and impaired immune system.
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