Do you have a hard time saying no when someone asks you for a favor or sends you an invitation to get together? You’re not alone. I do too.
I totally understand — sometimes you just suck it up and give your precious time away.
Why we say “Yes”
- Wanting to help — If you’re a people pleaser, saying no is not in your vocabulary.
- Not wanting to come off as rude — Many of us correlate “no” with an insult.
- To avoid conflict — It’s common to say yes just to please a friend or coworker.
Sometimes I say yes to things I don’t want to do or have time for even if it makes me unhappy.