Our time and energy are limited. Even if we want, we cannot accomplish everything we’re asked to and it’s impossible to please everyone.
Some people however, tire themselves to exhaustion only because they are unable to say “no”.
If you are a “Yes” person, this article is for you.

What’s wrong with saying yes?

What’s wrong with saying yes to everything? Why should we be choosy about accepting commitments?

Saying no helps us avoid burnout.

Social psychologist Christina Maslach, creator of the Maslach Burnout Inventory, defines burnout as “a psychological syndrome involving emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a diminished sense of personal accomplishment.”

Reclaim control of your time

This all seems so simple, so why do we still too often feel like we aren’t in control of our work and our time? In my experience, it’s due to a few things:

An overblown sense of responsibility/obligation. “They really need me,” or “I can do it”.

Fear of isolation. “If I say no this time, maybe they won’t ask me again”.

Ignorance of options. “What else is out there?”

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