Build your confidence by knowing when to say No. ‘No’ is a complete sentence and it is an extremely powerful word to use when we are trying to empower ourselves. Whilst living our lives, we are encouraged to be positive and proactive. This makes many people to say yes very often hence turning them into overwhelmed or burdened individuals. However, in order to have a balanced life in which you feel confident and in control, you have to learn to say ‘no’ to anything or anyone that drains your energy and is not in your best interests.
If you are someone who is a people pleaser then it’s quite clear that you need to learn to say ‘no’ a lot more than you currently do. If something is not improving or nourishing your life, ask yourself why you are doing it. Is it worth the effort? Has it outlived its usefulness in your life? If you feel that you don’t have a very good reason for doing something, just say ‘no’ to it. Mind you that it will take some practice from you but you will get there. By saying ‘no’ when you can not do somethings means that when you do say ‘yes’ it is highly valued and thereby bestowing power on you.