Are you overwhelmed and burned out? Are you barely keeping your head above water? Does a ‘good job’, ‘thank you’, or compliment feel like it could save your life? Are your expectations so high that you always feel like a failure?

Do you dream about a day that you will be relaxed and caught up? Are you tired of trying to make everyone else happy? Do you worry what others think about you?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of these questions, you need to keep reading.

The following 3 words can help save your life:

NO

Is it hard for you to say ‘No’? Learning to say no can make a big impact on your life. Sometimes you have to learn to say no to other people, but sometimes it’s important to learn to say no to yourself. Having boundaries with yourself and others will help you manage your time, have healthy relationships, and allow you to be more intentional.

Many people struggle with saying no because they worry about the conflict that could happen as a result. This causes you to end up in situations where you can get taken advantage of and often times resentful.

Learning to say no is a great way to practice self-care. It could save your life from being lived for everyone else and the expectations they set for you.

WAIT

Are you a dreamer that wishes everything could happen instantly? Do you struggle to be content in the moment because you want to jump into the future? You may need to learn to say the word ‘Wait’.

Understanding the value of wait will help you enjoy and embrace your current circumstances. It will help you see what you should be thankful for and appreciate all you do have.

Learning to say wait is a good way to slow yourself down and breathe. Wait will allow you to prioritize and focus on the most important things in your life. It helps you set realistic expectations for right now, and keep the dreams of your future where they belong… a few steps down the road.

HELP

Does your pride keep you from asking for help? Do you struggle with the vulnerability of needing others? Do you worry you will inconvenience others with needing help from them?

The word ‘Help’ can save your life! You are not a super hero. We were made to need others. Some people feel uncomfortable with letting others help them, let alone even asking for it. Asking someone for help shows you are human- not weak. It is okay to not always be okay.

If you are a giver and love to help others, you know how good it can feel. Why would you rob someone else of that feeling they could have by helping you out?

These 3 words- NO, WAIT, and HELP- can have a huge impact on how you live your life. They will help you have more balance and healthier boundaries with yourself and others.

Is it hard for you to say these words?