Saying NO is really powerful. Saying NO is mastery over your own life.
Saying NO is something we are not very good at. Most of us tend to say YES when we really mean NO. Perhaps because we are worried about offending someone, or because we think whatever it is we are being asked to do will be good for us, or because it is just easier, and means we will avoid conflict and confrontation.
However saying YES when we mean NO is giving our power away. It means we are not in control of our lives. We're not doing what we want but what someone else wants us to do. It also means we collect a list of things that clog up our time…this leads to stress because then we find it hard to fit everything in that we actually want to do.
If you want to be happy, if you want your life to be full of love and laughter, then don't engage with things that don't contribute to your present pleasure, future purpose or sense of peace. Start saying NO. Saying NO is powerful, saying NO is mastery…mastery over your own life. Take back your power, your life is yours to live.