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How Saying "No' Can Improve Your Mental Health

When did you last say "No" to something? We all get requests to do things but setting our boundaries by saying Yes or No is what helps us control our daily lives. Most people feel as if they cannot just say no due to how other people will react but we need to understand how setting a line between what you feel comfortable between and what you don't want to do can help our own mental health and remove the toxicity from our lives.

The reality is when you say "no", you are able to gain control of the situation and even though it might be uncomfortable to do so, it is the option that allows you to do what you feel comfortable with.

So, How Do I Know If It's The Right Thing To Say No To?

Well there are a few questions you can ask yourself to know this

  1. Am I Comfortable Doing This?
  2. Do I Know This Person?
  3. Does This Person Help Me When I Need It?
  4. Is This Something I Can Manage?
  5. Am I Being Rude?

If you answered No to any of these, say No. I know it might be hard to do so but we need to understand that our mental health comes first. Putting yourself first is nothing wrong and making sure we feel comfortable doing something is what matters the most. Good luck!

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