When we are asked to do something which we are happy to do, we feel a lightening of the load, an inner sparkle, saying yes brings a smile to our face because our hearts feel joy. This is our full-hearted response

The opposite is ‘I should … but I don’t want to’. Saying yes when we want to say ‘No’ causes us to experience a sinking feeling.  This is simply another chore. This is our half-hearted response.

Remember that you can respond to an unwanted request by letting the person know that you are taking time for yourself; that you have plans which are important to you (whatever they maybe).

Everyone deserves to have time to meet their needs – and that includes you!

If you get angry and impatient with yourself, using harsh words towards yourself that you wouldn’t say to a good friend, it’s time to start improving your relationship with you.

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