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. ┬áLearning to respect your own needs and boundaries are essential self-care skills. ┬áLearning to refuse others requests is key to both of these.