When we say 'no', we say 'yes' to the things that fill up our mojo tank. So why does it fill us with such dread?
When our values and needs are neglected, it can make us feel physically ill. When we take on tasks that don't align with our values, or that benefit someone else but not ourselves, it doesn't fill us with joy. It feels as though our goodwill is taken for granted, and that can make those tasks feel like soul-sucking exercises.
Every time you say 'no' to one thing, you're saying 'yes' to something else. 'No' means freeing up your time to engage in activities that you actually want to do.
So, whether it's buyer's remorse or saying 'no' to a well-meaning relative or friend, here's a framework to help you say 'no' and zap the guilt.