Small word, difficult for some of us to say. I want help, yes we’ll say, I have a problem will you solve, yes we say.
“Yes” rolls off the tongue, “no” is never born except in our thoughts.
During my therapy sessions I spent quite a bit of time talking about the challenging “no” All our circumstances are different but some of us have been programmed by life events to be pleasers and therefore the pesky “yes” is our default answer.
It seems obvious but it was quite a revelation to me that we can say “no”. I’m still pretty rubbish at it but I’m trying to get as much practise as possible.
Once Lost in Nowhere, then Perditus
Now just a Simple Pilgrim