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Saying 'YES' to 'NO'

Updated: Sep 9, 2020

This resource was originally posted by Catalyst Counseling, a small group of passionate therapists in Houston, TX. It was written and provided by Barbie Atkinson, a bilingual psychotherapist and Licensed Professional Counselor with a modern approach to mental health. Barbie is also available 24/7 as an Expert on the SocialMama app.

Your coworker asks you to take on extra tasks. Your friend asks for a ride home again. You're asked to join the PTA. Can you chaperone the class field trip?  An acquaintance needs help moving. 

Sure, you can do it! Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes. Yes.   


You're tired and are neglecting yourself. You're a people pleaser. No, you say? You're not? Just nice? Being helpful?   Saying 'no' is unfathomable for you. Not something you can imagine doing.