We live in a world where we are always over-worked, over-stressed and can barely find a moment for ourselves.

With cancer being today’s number one killer, addiction now out of control and our attention spans diminished to the level of a goldfish. Is it any wonder we are slowly losing our inner souls.

It is only when people reflect back on their lives once they get sick and upon reflection realized they never lived a moment for themselves. That adds up to a lifetime of saying yes to everyone else and not yes to what you want.

We all have choices and so much time. But we don’t value time until it’s too late. We set off in a certain direction, make choices but never asks ourselves why.

People will say it’s just my nature. But is that true?

Unlike animals, human beings have the power of choice.

The power of saying no is the key to our happiness.

When someone demands something of us we feel bad or guilty and say yes when sometimes we actually want to say no.

We can’t please everyone and it’s impossible to make everyone happy. We have to learn to set boundaries and be honest about who we are and what we can really do.

Learning to say no and sticking to your goals may upset some people along the way but in the end, you will be happy.

Get in the habit of saying no. When someone asks you for something or to do something. Take a breath and figure out what you want to do and then say no.

You can always change your mind and say yes later.

We can never get back time and whether we like it or not time keeps moving.

So, do what makes you happy and valued.

It will change your outlook on life for the better.