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Today's Quote 12 May 2024 from Angel Anne

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Self love

Today's Quote:

Saying YES to happiness means learning to say NO to things and people that stress you out

Thema Davis

Saying YES to Happiness: The Power of NO

In the pursuit of happiness, we often find ourselves saying yes to things that, in reality, drain our joy and peace. It’s time to understand that saying YES to happiness often means learning to say NO to the things and people that stress us out.

The Misconception of YES

In our society, saying yes is often associated with being agreeable, kind, and positive. We are conditioned to believe that saying yes will open doors, create opportunities, and build relationships. But what if this ‘yes’ is at the expense of our happiness? What if it’s causing us stress, anxiety, and discontent?

The Power of NO

Saying no can be empowering. It’s a declaration of self-respect, a commitment to personal boundaries, and an act of self-care. When we say no to things that stress us out, we are essentially saying yes to our peace of mind, yes to our freedom, and yes to our happiness.

Saying no doesn’t mean you are selfish or unkind. It means you value your mental health and understand the importance of maintaining a balance in your life.

Learning to Say NO

Learning to say no can be a journey. It requires self-awareness, courage, and practice.

  1. Identify Stressors: The first step is to identify what or who is causing you stress. Is it a particular task, a certain type of conversation, or a specific person?

  2. Evaluate Your Priorities: Understand what is important to you. What are your values, goals, and passions? Anything that doesn’t align with these might be worth saying no to.

  3. Practice Saying NO: Start small. Say no to little things first. As you become more comfortable, you’ll find it easier to say no to bigger things.

  4. Communicate Effectively: Be clear, polite, and firm when you say no. You don’t owe anyone an explanation, but if you choose to give one, keep it simple and honest.

  5. Let Go of Guilt: You might feel guilty initially, but remember that saying no is about preserving your happiness. With time, the guilt will fade.


Saying YES to happiness means learning to say NO to things and people that stress you out. It’s about understanding your worth, respecting your boundaries, and prioritizing your mental well-being. So, the next time you find yourself on the verge of saying yes to something that doesn’t serve your happiness, remember the power of NO. Remember that every NO brings you one step closer to your YES to happiness.

Love, Light, Peace & Joy

Angel Anne



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