Like many people in the world, whether it be at work or at school, it’s hard to say no to someone. By nature, there are many people who are ‘yes’ people. This may be a good thing in some aspects such as being able to be adventurous. However, there are some downsides. Always saying yes can cause a strain in your life and may inevitably lead to burnout. If you have ever been in a situation like this, you need to read this article. It describes how saying yes doesn’t always reap benefits and tips on how to avoid burnout.
- However, as we grow in our abilities, opportunities and offers come at us with greater speed and quantity.
- Taking ownership of your life and career is about moving past yes, and moving toward balance.
- Set a regular time to check in with peers. Conduct frank and honest meetings focusing on the four areas of time, growth, safety and fun.
“You can use time inventories for everything — family, jobs, self-care. It’s an opportunity to evaluate all your commitments, and also to get a better sense of what you’ve accomplished, what you currently give your time to, and what you’d like to give your time to in the future.”