November Is a Practice Month for Creating Boundaries to Say “No”
Being intentional about priorities and boundaries is difficult.
For many of us, it’s quite the challenge to say “No” when needed, but the truth is, you may need to say it more often than you realize so that you remain stress and anxiety-free.
Are you ready to give yourself room to breathe before committing to anything over your limit?
Can you dedicate yourself to stopping people-pleasing habits?
With boundaries, you can be comfortable in your own skin and you can:
- Say “No” to anything that drains your energy.
- Say “No” to focus on staying true to yourself.
- Say “No” to self-sabotage and give yourself room to breathe and think positively.
Here are three questions to help you understand why boundary-setting and saying “No” more this month benefit your health.
- What are you saying “Yes” to that you constantly regret?
- What are you accommodating that is not serving your interests?
- What are you agreeing to that causes resentment later on?
Before self-sabotage creates stress and anxiety and steals your self-esteem, contemplate a boundary to be comfortable in your own skin.
Here are a few easy-to-practice placeholder boundaries before you say “No”:
- Enjoy a moment of silence
- Stand for your truth
Then, a “No” can arrive.
Perhaps, a “No, thank you,” even. Or “No, not now.”
How you deliver your “No” can also make a difference. Kindness can enhance positive feelings instead of regret, guilt, or self-disappointment that brings on stress and anxiety.
Make this a No-vember to remember. Revise habits of constantly saying “Yes” and subsequently feeling wrong, regretful, or reacting.
From there, you’ll notice that boundary setting produces many results like:
- Better time management
- Less overcommitment
- Routine self-care
- Less resentment
- More personal time
We all need limits!
A risk of burnout, depression, anger, exhaustion, and triggers rush in if no boundaries are set up. Nobody wants that feeling during the holidays. Or ever!
Go ahead and take the next step to be comfortable in your own skin to:
- Free up your time
- Become more productive
- Nurture your relationships
- Commit to yourself
- And be in control
You’ll be glad you tried. Let me know how you did! And if you need help starting, I’m just a call away.
Holistic life coaching looks at your whole lifestyle to reach the root cause so that you heal, grow, and learn. I have over 30 years of experience combining Chinese medicine principles with modern psychology to help clients understand their emotional strength.
Say no to what you’re people-pleasing about, and say yes to boundary-setting with Rescript Your Life Now.