7 Ways to Stop Being a "Yes" Person ...


Although there is absolutely nothing wrong with giving and helping others, there often comes a point in your life when some people start taking advantage of your kindness and view it as a weakness.

Everyone has met a "yes" person in their lives;

the one who is always smiling, always doing favors and always seemingly happy to help.

While this is a great quality to have, at some point you just have to learn how to stop being a yes person in order to fulfill your own needs and happiness.

I've always felt like a "yes" person, so I'm here to help you and myself find 7 ways to stop being a "yes" person!

1. Stall Making a Decision

The next time someone asks you for a favor, say that youโ€™ll need to think about it.

This gives you the opportunity to consider if you can, or even want to commit to helping them.

Take this time to ask yourself, how stressful is this going to be or do I have the time to do this?

If the person needs an answer right away, then say no.

Once you say yes, youโ€™re stuck, but by saying no, you automatically leave yourself an option to say yes later if you change your mind.

2. Speak up!

If you have a different opinion than everyone else, speak up!

For example, if you and your friend are going to the movies, and they want to see a different movie than you do, say something!

It doesn't mean that you will definitely get to see the movie you want, but at least you're not just going along with the movie your friend wants to make them happy.

There's nothing wrong with voicing your opinion, and it doesn't have to mean you're making a demand.

Simply reminding people that you're an individual with your own preferences is a big step forward from being the pushover who agrees with what everyone else wants to do.

Don't over-Explain Saying "No"
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