Stop saying yes to everything and everyone. Stop agreeing with people just so you don't upset them. You're not a pushover. You were not put on this Earth to be stressed and miserable so others can be relaxed and happy (at your expense). Start protecting your time and your happiness. If others can't handle it, show them the door. Kick them out of your life and don't look back.
Too often, we find it hard to say no and then we find ourselves stressed trying to accomplish everything and remain faithful to our commitments. Sometimes we need to say "no." Look at these suggestions: Strategies to stop people pleasing: Is people-pleasing an issue for you? Here are 7 strategies to stop people-pleasing from our self-esteem blogger, Emily Roberts.
'For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ'. Gal. 1:10 This verse used to flat scare me. Things have changed, and I wish that freedom for every person on earth. I love/ hate how Scripture makes us choose.. It's terribly dramatic seeming. But oh, Jesus craves our freedom and knows it's only on the other side of letting go. www.jennieallen.com