I have a confession to make. I have a bad habit that I’ve been struggling with for years. It is something so small, yet so pervasive that it can slowly wreak havoc on your life. It can affect your health, your happiness and your overall well-being.
I am plagued with the inability to say no.
It’s true. I’m a yes person. I’m not quite sure how this happened exactly. Perhaps it’s genetic. After all, my Mother rarely said no growing up. She wore many hats (and still does) – she balanced four kids, church events, and school activities, all while helping my Dad on the farm.
Or, maybe my struggle with saying no comes from working at a long line of jobs where we always said yes, no matter how impossible the task or time frame.
No matter where this habit came from, I have seen the challenges it can create and the difficult effects it can have on your life.