Isn’t it amazing that one of the first words we learn to say is also one of the first words we learn not to use? Why do we feel obliged to say yes to things we don’t want to say yes to?
We say yes to please, when we should be saying no and pleasing ourselves first. Perhaps we need to say maybe instead of yes and think about it, when we’re asked to do something that we don’t want to do.
Maybe works because it gives us time to reassess the situation. We can always go back and say no later, if we feel that’s the right decision for us. By learning to say no we put ourselves back in control.