” What’s wrong”? “Can you hear me”? Those were the words I was muffledly hearing right before I fainted. That was my first time ever experiencing a moment like that. I was beyond scared. Peoples’ voices were going in and out around me and my vision was getting very blurry. It wasn’t until I ended up in the hospital for exhaustion was when I decided I had to learn how to say “no” to others and inconvenient obligations.
This blog is a reminder to myself and my readers that it’s okay to be selfish sometimes. ( Take care of you boo) lol. On a serious note though,you have to take care of you in order to take care of others around you. As I began the incredible journey and the art of being able to say no, I started seeing others true colors around me. I’ve
lost some “so called friends” but my perception on how I view others and judge situations has completely changed for the better. My skin is much more clear, I’ve been losing weight, I just finished up grad school, and I’m continuing to grow.
Has a friend ever called you wanting you to do a favor? “(raises hand). You just want to say no but you end up saying yes to it anyways. So when that day comes, you are just dreading doing that favor, but you do it because you now think you have a commitment and obligation to fulfill and you rather not let that friend down. I’m here to tell you that it’s okay to say no. Don’t ever feel obligated to do anything. If you have that final exam that you are just so nervous about, take the time to study. Then, if you have time after that, you can help out that friend. If they truly are a friend they will understand. So whatever it is, whether it’s going to the spa, studying for a test, working out, etc. Take care of yourself first before you take care of others sometimes. Life is so much easier when you learn to be “selfish” but with “class”.