Does anyone else ever have trouble saying no to people?
Because of my anxiety, I worry about upsetting people or making people mad, so I never say no to anyone. It can be at work, or with friends, or family, I can never say “I’m sorry but no”. I can already be doing a million things and someone asks me to do something else and like an idiot I say yes. Even if I physically cannot do any more, I always say yes.
I need to be brave and speak out for myself. I am only human and I can only do so much, but I just want to please people and help as much as I can. I know this should not be at the expense of my own health and my mental health. Sometimes I just keep going and going until I am so mentally and physically exhausted that I just break down and cry! (This probably happens a lot more often than it should!)
I just can’t work up the courage to say that sometimes I can’t do things even though I know that I need to. My boyfriend always tells me that I am too nice for my own good and I know that people walk over me sometimes.
Does anyone have any advice, how can I get the confidence to tell people NO?!