I started out this year by reading "Present Over Perfect" and one thing that has really stuck with me from the book is this: If you're not careful with your yeses, you start to say no to some very important things without even realizing it. ⠀
I've learned over this past year that I am a people-pleaser through and through. It also makes me a yes-giver. Often, because I simply don't want to hurt the other person's feelings. Lately, I've been trying to put myself in the other person's shoes. If someone said no to me about this, would I be hurt or offended? Nine times out of ten, the answer is no. It's good to be a giver, but it's also good to have the freedom to say no when you need to and when it's best for you and the things you care most deeply about. ⠀
So here's to a year of saying yes, whenever I can, but not being afraid to say no, too.