I saw a meme about this the other day on social media where it said that November is the month we start saying NO in order to honor ourselves and I LOVED this idea! So here at Empowered Connections, we decided to launch a mini campaign on our social media channels Facebook and Instagram, where we are saying no to 5 things this month to honor this great idea.
Soooo, what do you say no to you may be wondering?
Well, how about first identifying the 3 most important values in your life? For me these would be growing my business, supporting and honoring relationships with my family and friends, and doing more things that help me feel happy and relaxed. What are yours?
Once you’ve chosen them, you can use these 3 as a way to filter requests you may get throughout your days.
So, let’s say you get an invitation from your neighborhood HOA to participate in the annual holiday caroling activity next Friday night. Hmm, does this meet any of your 3 criteria? Does it bring your loved ones closer? Does it help you feel relaxed and happy? Or does it give you resentment that it’s just one more thing you gotta do?
Say NO then if it doesn’t fit into your 3 top priorities in your life right now.
Then move the hell on.
What are some things you could say no to right now?
For me I’m going to say no to the coffee date request from someone I don’t really enjoy hanging out with and only wants to pick my brain for free business tips.
I’m saying no to focusing on keeping my house super clean (yea, it’s a problem) and instead just letting some things slide.
I’m saying no to eating at places I don’t want to, going to places I’m not thrilled about, joining in on activities that take me away from me building my relationships with my family.
I’m saying no to books that I start that don’t capture my attention and simply closing them, returning them to the library.
I’m saying no to worrying about the calories during Thanksgiving because it’s my favorite meal of the year!
Join in with us right now and start saying no! It’s liberating, it’s empowering and it’s the right direction to go as women because we always, always put everyone in front of us but that needs to end. We’re giving you permission. Permission to be your best self and live the best life you can live.
No is a complete sentence my loves. Try it!