No is a Complete Sentence

I was reminded a lot this past week that “no” is a complete sentence. For many of us, we have been conditioned or subconsciously taught that anytime we say “no” to a question we have to then add our justification for that simple decision. Maybe it is due to us feeling uncomfortable with asserting ourself or we have to validate our own self-worth or we don’t want the other person to think we are selfish. Despite your reasoning, adding on to the “no” can be daunting and unnecessary. Last week I actually said “no” three times (yes, I counted 😝) without any follow up and it felt so empowering. Try it out this week and let me know how it feels… you may be surprised!