“Should I go or should I not go?” is a question I ask myself countless times each week. Recently, making decisions to say “no” to certain things have been a struggle for me.
I want to be involved with so many things: go to events and meetings, volunteer for events, spend time with my friends and study. But sometimes saying “yes” to too many things at the same time will result in negative consequences – for me, it means being stressed out and lacking the time for doing what is important.
Often times, I feel guilty for saying “no” to people. I feel bad for letting them down and I worry that they would think negatively about me. And sometimes I have the FOMO (Fear of Missing Out).
Despite all the negative feelings that I had due to saying “no”, I had to learn to say no – the author of this article mentions that we need to say no in order to say yes to certain things.
After reading a few articles, I realized that I am not alone in my struggle. It seems that most of us would have to learn to say no. Read this helpful article: Nine Practices to Help You Say No. For those of you who want a Christian perspective on saying no, read this article.
What things do you need to say “no” to in order to be able to say “yes” to other things?