This goes beyond saying no to drugs. As one mom blogger puts it, “I realized that I don’t really miss the things I’m saying no to.”
Lindsey Mead Russell writes about being present in one’s life and thinks “no” has a lot to do with that. I agree. Many people make demands on your time – only by consciously choosing to spend our hours on our top priorities will we be calmer and fit in what truly matters. No is hard until you realize the power in it. Say “No” because something else is more important… “No” because someone else is more important… And “no” because it doesn’t contribute to your life’s purpose. Russell reports feeling more “even-keeled.” Something to say “yes” to.