Saying no to requests may feel like mission impossible. You worry that taking care of yourself is automatically selfish and that you must always give to the point of exhaustion. As you’ve probably discovered, this isn’t working. Yet you continue to lose control of your schedule with all of your commitments and plans. One sided friendships with people that only take advantage of you and even abuse you are the norm.
It doesn’t have to be this way. This fear of hurting others or being hurt by saying No or setting limits is paralyzing you and keeping you from having healthy relationships. This continued cycle can lead to feelings of extreme sadness (depression), worry (anxiety), and several unhealthy patterns.
We can work together to learn ways to express your needs and recognize unhealthy patterns in your relationships. You can learn say no to the wrong things and yes to the right ones.
Several Skills You Can Learn Include:
- How to say no effectively
- Challenge negative thoughts riddled with internal criticism, anxiety, guilt, hopelessness, etc…
- Establish healthy and appropriate boundaries for yourself and your relationships
- Build your confidence and a deeper understanding of where to place your assessment for worth
- Communication Skills: The Difference Between Unhealthy vs. Healthy Communication
- And Much More…