How to learn to say no in seven days or less. I am doing a week of being intentional about the decisions I am making.
Day 3 of my week of no, started out the same as yesterday, I said yes to the alarm at 6:45. I am coming to realize that getting up with my alarm is a good thing. Cassidy has slept through the night the previous two nights, so that helps.
Being Intentional Doesn’t mean you don’t have to do things you don’t like
I had to go do some complaints at work, not my favorite thing to do. If I had a choice there I wouldn’t do them. However, neither were too bad! Sometimes, in order to do your job, you have to do things you don’t particularly like. It happens in every part of our lives, home, work, parenting,relationships, all of it.
Even if you are being intentional, you sometimes have to intentionally do things you would rather not do. Parents don’t want to discipline their kids (usually), but to raise decent kids you need to discipline them from time to time.
I said yes to attending my accountability call for the Path to Food Freedom. Path to Food Freedom came into my life because I was looking for some connection between weight loss and your brain. I have done lots of diets, and always end up going off the diet and gaining all the weight back. You can read my post about Path to Food Freedom I feel you want some more information.
I said no to social media before bed, and finished reading a library book. The Princess Diaries Ian one of my favorite series and I missed reading a few of the books so I read Princess Diaries VII. Reading is definitely something I want to say yes to. I wrote before about how it is self-care for me. Going down the social media rabbit hole is a bad habit to have, especially at night. Reading is definitely the better choice.
I know that saying yes to people is not always the best thing to do, sometimes saying no is. And that I am not a bad person just for saying no. Sometimes I say yes to some trivial thing, and no to something really important.
Key points for day 3:
- Sometimes you have to say yes to things you really don’t want to for the greater good.
- You need to say yes to yourself
- Reading is a good decision for me
- Saying no to something means you can say yes to your priorities.