How do I learn to say no?
Start writing a post
Lifestyles

Sometimes, All You Have To Do Is Let Go

Let it go...

225
Photo by Paul Gilmore on Unsplash
Photo by Paul Gilmore on Unsplash

Adulting is a tricky thing and it's trickier is to realize this. All through our lives, we have been taught to outdo others and outdo ourselves. "You are your only competition" and "Never give up" are 'motivational' quotes that are thrown at us all the time.

But no one ever told us when can we give up? I mean when can we finally say that ''Okay, I'm done here and I now deserve a break'? And more importantly, why are we so paranoid about the consequences of giving up?

I am proud to be part of a generation who is constantly willing to better itself but many of us are drowned in self-deprecation because we think we are not good enough or not worth it. And the sad part is, that we don't even share this feeling because it will lower our value further.

As important it is to keep on moving in life, it is also very much necessary to wait for a while, cherish what we have achieved so far and celebrate. Don't go too hard on yourself. Acknowledge from where you started and where have you reached so far- it may not be your destination but you may have covered a good amount of distance. As they say, enjoy the journey as it is always the best part of the climb.

But all these are also not the things I am so much concerned about. When I say this I guess many of you will relate, sometimes we take up too many tasks, more than what we can handle, just to prove a point or maybe simply because of over-ambition. While it is a good thing to have a thirst for more, we need to know where to stop. This thirst should not grow to a level that consumes us whole. What I have learned the hard way is that it is very important to learn to say no, and know when to do so.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

72016
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

133873
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments