How learning to say “NO” changed my life and helped me learn self-care

I’m sure at some point most people want to say “NO” to certain people and situations. Haven’t we all? Saying no to the partner who doesn’t treat us right, or the boss who asks us to do something we don’t agree with, or the friend who lies to us and we still are friends with them.

I used to be that person who put up with these kinds of situations. The unhealthy relationships, the jerk bosses and the friends who don’t deserve to be in my life. It drained me. It sucked the life out of me, and I gave up on being happy about my future. It was depressing.

One day earlier this year I put my foot down, and started saying “NO” to these situations….and things started to turn around for me in a positive way.

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Setting Goals – Let’s Get Serious!

ambitionSeriously…..setting goals, and more so achieving them, can be daunting. I used to ‘fly by the seat of my pants’ as so many people like to do, but you know what? That doesn’t work when I have goals I want to achieve. I have been working on personal change and improvement for 2 years now, and setting future goals is something I wish I had paid a lot more attention to when I was young.

I want to reach goals such as:

  • Running a 5K race
  • Improving eating habits
  • Downsizing my home and creating a capsule wardrobe and living only with what I need
  • Building my Juice Plus+ business and helping to change the lives of others
  • Reclaiming my time and spending it on priorities first, then fun, etc.


How much of your personal journey do you share?

Good morning readers!

It is a beautiful and Introspective morning here. I look outside my window at a slightly overcast sky as I write to you. I am going through what I consider to be stressful thoughts, but I’m sure most of us go through them. I am on a journey of personal understanding and growth, and the further I go into this, I feel like it pulls me further away and isolates me from those I thought were my friends. Why? Let me explain.

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Making Happiness a Habit

Very wise words from Elbert Hubbard.
I have a notepad on my fridge that has this quote on it. Every time I read it it inspires me.
This morning I look at my life, and what happiness means to me. I look at how I interact with other people, and how this affects my happiness. For me personally, my relationships with other people affect my happiness quite a bit. I’ve made a new friend recently. She’s a nice person, although she seems quite negative and pushy. This has affected me for a few weeks now and I finally see it. Having this relationship affect me has affected my relationships with other people as well – it’s a vicious circle.

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