Are you a chronic 'yes' person? Are you a ‘yes’ person? Chronically putting yourself out to please others? Is it making you resentful? Unhappy? Unfulfilled? It's time to start honouring your own ‘yes’ to yourself… Many of us want to make our loved ones happy, so we find ourselves saying ‘yes’ to all sorts of things simply because we know it will bring joy to those we love. While it’s great to want to make others feel loved, and most definitely something I personally stand for in life. It's important to check to see whether we are chronically saying yes to other people’s needs without making much forward movement on our own. We need to make sure we are loving ourselves first before we spread all of that love around. Why is that so important? Because YOU are the one you’ve been looking for all this time. You are the best person to be your perfect partner. Something really magical starts happening when you honour your own ‘yes’ and loving yourself first, all of a sudden your relationships become energising instead of draining because you have honoured the most important relationship, the one you have with yourself. Here’s a few questions for you to think about…. Would you say that you tend to say “yes” to a lot of requests from loved ones or do you have a healthy “no” practice currently in place? When you think of your future weekly schedule, how much time is in it for you to love yourself? What would you like to be experiencing instead? Mhmmm and what will having that do for you? What activities or events might you be able to say “yes” to, from this place? So much more empowering right…..? Now we know how you would like to be experiencing self-love in your weeks. Let’s take a quick look at the top five priorities in your life. This will add a layer of intentionality when you are about to say “yes” or “no” to something. A lot of the time when someone makes a request, we automatically respond with a “yes” and then try to figure out how we can manage it with what is already on our plate. What we want, is to get to a place where we pause in between their request and our response. During this pause, you will be able to assess your top five priorities and to determine whether their request helps move you towards them or away from them. What are your top 5 priorities in your life?