It was a typical day at my business. As I was working, a salesperson came through my front door asking if I wanted to buy advertising. I turned away from my client, faced them and replied “No” in a pleasant tone. The salesperson nodded in acknowledgement and smiled. I smiled back, and they went back out the door. My client looked at me with surprise and asked me how I did that. I said, “Did what?” She said “Just said no like that”. I said “Oh! Watch me” and said again, “No”.
Is it difficult for you to say no? Many of us, for a variety of reasons, feel pressure to always say yes. I used to feel that way too, but then I realized that saying no is a form of self-care, of setting limits and protecting my time and my health.
As children, we were taught to be helpful, which is a wonderful attribute. Unfortunately, over the years that may have translated to always saying yes, even when we know it is not in our, or our family’s, best interest to do so. Perhaps we feel guilty if we say no, thinking that we are disappointing others, and that is not a comfortable feeling.
Your time, energy and finances are finite resources. Maybe always saying yes has led you to feel exhausted, overwhelmed, overworked, and stretched. You may feel you are doing too much, and none of it very well. Maybe you feel that you can never find time to do the things that really matter to you, those things that would bring you joy.
At My Brain Shifts – Integrated Hypnosis, we know that we can provide you with tools and hypnosis techniques to empower you to say yes to the things that support your wellbeing, and no to those that don’t. Let us help you to set the healthy boundaries you desire. Schedule an appointment for your hypnosis strategy session today at Appointment Scheduler | My Brain Shifts or call 303-656-2272.
“When you say yes to others, make sure you aren’t saying no to yourself.” – Paul Coelho
Shannon Hoffman, BCH
My Brain Shifts – Integrated Hypnosis Service Lakewood, Denver, Colorado