Learn to say “NO”

I’ve known the word “no” for as long as I can remember. Most of us have. However, many people, including myself, have a difficulty in telling people no. Then, on top of that, I feel even worse and guilty when I do say no… I either live with the guilt or explain over and over… or keep apologizing… or, I give in.

You don’t owe anything to anyone, not a reason, not an explanation. Just say NO.

Save yourself time. Save yourself from extra stress. Look out for YOU.

This is a very short post and I’ll go much more in depth for the mental health sake later.


Keep calm,



  • This is great, the next step is to notice when you say ‘sorry’ (especially women!)

    • I definitely agree.

      Excessively apologizing is actually a sign of emotional abuse in the present or past.

  • I definitely agree with this! In order to keep my sanity, I find I need my personal “me” time. That also means I don’t function being super busy 24/7. Some people love that, but I love having personal time to myself. So I say no quite frequently because sometimes I just want to be by myself doing things for me.

    • Absolutely! Me time is important and thinking of yourself first is even more important. I’m usually super busy but I also will cancel plans (or not make them in the fist place) to get some peace.

  • Short post but wise words. Be kind to yourself and as my mum says don’t set yourself on fire to keep other people warm xx

    • I don’t know why, but you were marked spam. There’s a few people that my blog automatically does that with, no matter how many times I accept them.

      That’s such a wise saying. I love it! Go mum!

  • This is so where my head is right now. I am constantly putting other people first and it’s just wearing me out. I need to learn to say No too, but like you say, it’s hard without feeling guilty about it..

    • Gah, Emma is not spam. ):

      I completely understand that though. You definitely need to think of YOU first. It’s so much healthier.

  • I have the hardest time saying no, it’s something I really need to work on.

    • I’m not perfect at it…but I’m starting to. I’ve learned a lot about taking care of MYSELF the last few years.