“We should cultivate the ability to say no to activities for which we have no time, no talent, and which we have no interest or real concern. If we learn to say no to many things, then we will be able to say yes to things that matter most”-Roy Blauss #boundaries #sayyes #whatmatters

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

As this quote says, we need to “cultivate the ability,” in other words we need to implement and practice-setting boundaries in our lives so that we can prioritize what matters most. Of course there are times in our lives where we have to say “yes,” whether it’s providing for our families or attending a life event such as a wedding. However, I bet there are other times where you feel obligated to participate in something because “yes” seems to slip right out of your mouth. The reason for this may be that you do not want to let someone down, feel like people depend on you or perhaps you just simply cannot say “no.”

This week the challenge is to say “no” to something that isn’t a priority that you would typically say “yes” to. Remember, whatever your reason, there is usually no need to provide an excuse or explanation. By giving yourself time from a usually “entrapped” experience, now you can say “yes!” Say it proudly and confidently to yourself. Give yourself or others that mean a lot to you that time and embrace these boundaries for they are what will help you in leading a life of joy.