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Make Saying 'No' a Part of Your New Years Resolution | VOICE
Happy New Year! Are you one of those always dependable family go-to-persons. Whether it's hosting holiday celebrations, coughing up emergency loans or last minute babysitting, you can't say no. The result is feeling stressed, angry, used and unappreciated. Welcome to the overworked, over stressed, underappreciated, can't say 'no' club. Most people who make New Year's resolutions are looking to improve their lives, and a common thread in these attempted life changes involves saying no. The number of worthy requests isn't likely to lessen, and you can't add more available time to your day. Are you doomed then to be overcommitted and underappreciated? The answer is no, not if you're willing to say no. It may not be the easy way, but it is a path to solving your problem. From saying yes to unhealthy eating and drinking to going from an occasional babysitter to raising your grandkids, is it any wonder that you can't find a minute for relaxation? In fact, if you're like most women, you