Learning how to say no and set boundaries will help you to protect and nurture yourself. Saying yes when you really need to say no can cause stress, burnout, bitterness, and resentment. If you are drained, have other plans, or just don’t want to say yes, you can learn how to say no without being steamrolled or intimidated.
Saying no is appropriate when it keeps you from stretching yourself too thin or protects your own time. Unless your sole reason for saying no is that you despise helping people, then saying no is NOT selfish. Learn how to say no and set boundaries for your own personal wellness, because you are worth it.