Give yourself permission to say NO

June 26, 2007

We live inΒ a society that is constantly challenging us to stretch beyond our limits and reach for the stars. Pleas for help as well as demands on our time and energies lie around every corner. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Eventually, we each have to accept the fact that no one can do it all. Freedom comes when we learn to say no.


Saying no frees you to say yes to those things that bring the greatest satisfaction and sense of well-being. It also allows you to de-clutter your life and restore balance. It is the first step to leading a simpler, more productive life.

Healthy boundaries allow us to be true to who we are and what we are meant to do.

10 Responses to “Give yourself permission to say NO”

  1. LB Says:

    NO! NO! NO!
    NYET! NON! TAK BOLEH! Funny thing Yes in Italian is Si which means POO to us..

    Si, Signor LB.. hahaha

  2. Tine Says:

    Sometimes things can blind you to the point where you have forgotten your voice, to say a firm NO.

    I’m glad I finally found back my voice πŸ™‚

    Likewise, Tine. I’m glad to have found mine too.. πŸ™‚

  3. Wennnn Says:

    NO NO No No NO NO NO No NOoooooooooo

    Errr me good or not ahhh at saying NOOOO’s??? heheheheh

    Wennnn, you’re not good at saying NO.
    You’re EXCELLENT!!! πŸ˜†

  4. ben Says:

    must learn to say no, but k not be too kedekut with the yes also πŸ˜€ kekekekekekeke

    Yes or No.. there must be a balance, Ben. πŸ˜‰

  5. moz monster Says:

    Yeah, No is a really hard word to say … but try it – it feels really good !

    I did & it does feel good, Moz. πŸ™‚

  6. Kyels Says:

    Yes, we always have the right to say no.


    Indeed we have, Kyels. πŸ™‚

  7. zewt Says:

    last last sunday my pastor spoke something about being a holy fool and a worldly fool… a holy fool is one who knows your limitations… who knows how to say no… would probably be a good topic…

    I would think so too.. Zewt. πŸ™‚

  8. LB Says:


    Grazie, LB. πŸ™‚

    Buona notte. πŸ˜‰

  9. may Says:

    wish I could say No to work, but that would mean no moolah for me… lol!

    No moolah?? Go find Misti.. πŸ˜›

  10. Here is my new song:

    She loves you,
    No, no, no
    She loves you,
    No, no, no!

    Hmmm … people seem to still prefer the Beatles version! I know, I ask, ‘Do you like the Beatles version better?’ and people reply, ‘yeah, Yeah, yeah!’

    I have to write a better, No No No song! πŸ™‚

    Dabs, I heard an oldie on the radio last nite.. “Never Never Never”.. πŸ˜†

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