Mental Health Awareness 💚

#mentalhealthawarenessmonth💚

It’s ok to say NO to people, including your friends, toxic family members, co-workers, or relationships!

Why is it difficult to say No?

•We are people pleasers. I want them to be happy. I want to be the one to make them happy.

•We are afraid of confrontation. If I say no there is going to be conflict.

•We feel guilty. If I don’t agree to do this thing for this person I love I’m a terrible person.

•There could be ramifications. My boss asked me to do this extra work for them when I have a full plate already and John over there has nothing but time. I can’t say no because it will look like I’m not part of the team or doing my job well.

•Fear of rejection. If I don’t do this for them, they just may not like me anymore.

•Feeling of responsibility. If I don’t do this, who will?

Look your mental health is your first priority, people will be ok, bosses will be ok, family/friends will be ok if you just say NO.

Remember you owe no explanation to anybody period…..🤷‍♀️🏽

Need a swift kick in the butt to teach you how to set boundaries and learn how to say NO without feeling guiltily…let’s chat 💭

𝓞𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓪 𝓑. 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓹𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓭

{Life Empowerment Mentor}

https://calendly.com/ashestobeauty

Published by Olivia B. Shepherd

Welcome, My name is Olivia Shepherd, and I am the founder of this awesome blog about depression and mental illness. I started this blog in 2016 after being diagnosed with Major Depression, Anxiety and PTSD. I didn't have anybody to talk too or share my feelings with, so I decided to share them publicly to help others. I'm passionate and dedicated to bringing awareness about mental health, especially in the African American community. I also want to empower your voice to speak up and fight the stigma surrounding this illness. I’m also the founder of AshesToBeauty Mentoring & Outreach, a virtual online service dedicated to to the positive development and accelerated recovery of girls and women who have experienced abuse and depression, Ashes To Beauty strives to empower women to take their lives back by providing life skill education, one-on-one mentorship and impactful personal tools by which these impacted women can build the foundation for a successful future. Look forward to having you read my blog, 𝓞𝓵𝓲𝓿𝓲𝓪 𝓑. 𝓢𝓱𝓮𝓹𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓭 💋

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