Tis the season to be invited to a lot of events, parties, gatherings, recitals, and more. It feels great when we have the time and energy to say YES to as many things as we want. There will come a time, though, when the best way to take care of our life, our lane, is to decline an invitation. This may be uncomfortable – you and they may be disappointed you aren’t able to attend. Regardless of the discomfort, declining is still the most emotionally mature and confident thing to do.
Listen to episode 170 of to hear how declining is part of creating boundaries and taking care of our lane. Learn phrases to say and how to feel any discomfort you may feel. If someone else is upset and we know we’ve been kind and considerate in how we have declined, we do not need to “fix” the discomfort. This is a responsibility of their lane.
Saying YES to anything is always saying NO to something and someone else, and that person may be ourselves. Resentment builds when we expect other people to manage our lane. Confidence and emotional stability builds when we learn to manage our time, needs, priorities and energy.
A confident mother is the greatest gift to her family!
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