Learning to "Say No", February 22, 2018

Setting clear boundaries is an essential part of self-love. Saying no when we mean no, is an act of self-love that reflects that we respect ourselves and honor our own feelings.

Saying yes when we want to say no, not only erodes our self-love, but it inevitably builds resentment inside of us toward the very people we're trying to please.

Your practice this week is to reflect upon relationships with people at work, at home, with friends, and within your community - make a list of any place that you are saying yes where you would really like to say no. As you reflect on your list, consider the consequences of putting your needs on the back burner. Will it enhance the relationship or will it build resentment?