Throughout my life, I’ve always wanted to please people. My goal has been to make people as happy as I possibly can. So when people ask me to do something, anything, for them, I always say yes. Although sometimes this proves to be helpful, it can also overwhelm me. I’ve taken on extra school projects that have caused me great stress and ended up doing things I haven’t wanted to do, just so that I wouldn’t have to tell someone no.
I have recently started making a conscious effort to say no. I have realized that always saying yes to peoples demands and requests can get me in trouble, so I’ve slowly started learning to say no more often.