9 Ways to Say YES! to YOU!

Boundaries-1Do you have things you want to accomplish but never have the time for?

Are you struggling to juggle it all?

Sometimes, the biggest obstacle to taking care of YOU is making time for it because you’re always saying YES! to everyone else!

AND, you know what?

I get it. Learning how to better manage where you are spending your time and energy will require YOUR energy, intention, and a fair amount of effort until you acquire the valuable life-skill of BOUNDARY-SETTING.

That’s right! The problem actually lies with YOU not saying YES! to yourself. 🙁

But here’s the deal. It’s super simple to fix!

All you have to do is become a bad-ass at boundary-setting. 🙂

To be a bad-ass at boundary-setting, you just have to learn the valuable art of saying “NO” to others in an honoring way that allows you to say YES! to YOU!

Here are 9 ways to accomplish this:

  1. Just No: “Thanks, I’ll have to pass on that.” (Then stop talking)
  2. The “Gracious” No: “I really appreciate you asking me, but my time is already committed.”
  3. The “I’m Sorry” No: “I wish I could but it’s just not going to work right now.”
  4. The “It’s Someone Else’s Decision” No: “I promised my coach I wouldn’t take on any more projects right now. I’m working on creating more balance in my life.”
  5. The “My Family is the Reason” No: “Thanks so much for the invite but that’s the day of my son’s soccer game & I never miss those.”
  6. The “I Know Someone Else” No: “I just don’t have the time right now. Let me recommend someone who may be able to help you.”
  7. The “I’m Already Booked” No: “I appreciate you thinking of me but I’m afraid I’m already booked that day.”
  8. The “Setting Boundaries” No: “Let me tell you what I can do…” Then limit the commitment to what you will be comfortable with.
  9. The “MAYBE” No: “Let me think about it & I’ll get back to you.” Then take time later to go inward & explore if you feel joyful or resistant to saying yes (and why).

Can you think of any more to add to the list??

I hope this helps and here’s to you being a bad-ass at boundary-setting, my friend! 🙂

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