Updated: Feb 11, 2018
I have a secret to confess… I am a recovering yes girl. Before recovery, my conversations sounded like this, “Sure, I’ll write the weekly school newsletter, of course, I’ll be room mom, no problem I can be on the board, yes, all five of your friends can stay the night, absolutely I’ll chaperone the field trip, look no further I’ll teach the three-year-old VBS class and coordinate fun day as well, yes, yes, yes I’ll do it!” If you requested my help there was a 99.9% chance that I would say yes.
I’m going to let you in on a little single mom dirty secret that I’ve uncovered over the years and that is we mommas have a tendency to overcompensate. So, much so that no becomes a dirty word in our vocabulary.
Listen, if you're a yes girl, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but burnout is on the horizon. It is exhausting to always say yes. Sooner or later frustration and resentment settle in because saying yes all the time keeps you running at a furious pace that leaves you downright tired.
You have nothing to prove to anyone! My dear, you are more than enough. You were created by God! Molded into his perfect creation. God knows it, but you have to believe it!
If we say yes to everything we don't' allow ourselves the white space needed to carry out God's plan and purpose for our life. Can't imagine saying no? I get it. It can be uncomfortable and even confrontational because you've set a pattern that makes other's lives pretty comfortable, but I guarantee everyone will survive and respect you more for your authenticity.
You just need to Boldly create Boundaries to live a life in Balance. Let’s break these B’s down in to 3 steps and get you on the road to recovery. Click on the link below and get ready to create your boundaries!
1 Corinthians 6:12 "Everything is permissible for me, but not all things are beneficial. Everything is permissible for me, but I will not be enslaved by anything."