This is from a handout in my group therapy.

When you say “yes” when you mean “no”:

  • You deny your own importance
  • You give away your power
  • You give up your rights
  • You give into fear

Often we become overwhelmed, resentful, angry, tired…, when we take on more than we can handle.  Learning to respect your own needs and boundaries are essential self-care skills.  Learning to refuse others requests is key to both of these.