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