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[This is my current temporary working from home setup 🌈] A few weeks back, I thought everything would be alright, that our world was prepared to deal with such a situation in an efficient and timely manner. ⠀
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I wasn’t worried at all.⠀
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With the exponential spread of the virus and all subsequent lockdowns, quarantine and self-isolations measures in place now, I understand the gravity of the situation, accepted that I was wrong, and take COVID-19 very seriously. And I understand that it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.⠀
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At first I felt like the Coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2 to be exact wasn’t something affecting me personally. I fought off all worries and anxious moments until I couldn’t do it anymore.⠀
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I’m worried and scared. I’m worried about my family, especially my mum, I’m worried about my friends and their families. I’m worried because we’re trapped in our own apartment, feeling like outlaws when leaving once a week for grocery shopping. I’m worried about the global economy and how this shitty situation affects the poorest people the most.⠀
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I understand that I can’t exclude myself, that I’m not a passive bystander to some tragic accident. I’m as much a part of this stressful time as anyone else around the globe and am doing the bare minimum of my bit by #stayingathome like (hopefully) billions of other people.⠀
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The reason I’m writing this post is that I feel helpless and anxious but these feelings won’t help anyone. Researching and writing are two things I’m good at. So the least I can do I figured to hopefully help a few people (and myself) is to put my strengths to work and to provide a list of resources on how to improve the limiting and isolating situation of being quarantined. Link to post in bio 🌈🙌🏽💕⠀
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Why I Suddenly Say NO More Often

There's a quote I really love. It's by Derek Sivers: "No 'Yes'. Either 'Hell yeah!' or 'No'." Whichever decision I need to make, I try really hard to use this quote. Trust me, it's an amazing filter.

No matter if it's regarding new opportunities. An offer to be part of a project. An invitation to an event. A "really short" talk over coffee. If it only feels like a "Meh, I'm not sure, if I should... maybe...", or if my gut tells me something's off, I don't do it. I say no. Firmly. Whenever I said yes to that kind of things in the past, the result often annoyed, frustrated or even hurt me.

Since I say no more often, a whole lot of new opportunities present themselves. Almost always the ones, where I respond with a loud "Hell yeah!". This habit freed up space in my life to focus on the things, that really matter to me. Things like reading, writing, spending time with my loved ones, working on challenging projects.

What does this have to do with you? Well, how often do you say no? Often enough? Or do you say 'Yes' to things, although you can hear yourself yelling 'No!!!' loud and clear inside of your head? This is not about being afraid to leave your comfort zone and saying no to interesting chances out of fear.

This is about not wasting your time. With people, that your gut feeling already told you not to. With projects, that you shouldn't do, because they clutter your life without yielding any result and annoy the sh*t out of you (if you're really honest to yourself). With attending dinner parties, you already know will bore you to death, or hanging out in a club, you don't like (surrounded by people you reeeeeally don't like).

That Little Thing Called 'Gut Feeling'

Go with your gut. This nagging little voice in your head, that tells you "But this might be a cool party!" or "But this might be the career step, I was waiting for!" or "But what if he changes and we live happily ever after?" is called Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO. If you're not super excited for something or something doesn't feel right, don't do it and say no. Period.

Many people don't listen to their gut instinct anymore. We all used to do this when we were little. Instead we try to overthink everything. But if your gut feeling tells you that something's not a good idea, or that this guy's a creep or that it doesn't feel like a good investment opportunity, please listen. This is your internal alarm system and it's always right.

There's another area, where you should try to say no more often: When someone is not respecting you and your personal limits. To do so, you need to set healthy boundaries. Set them so they're clear right from the start. If someone is overstepping them, tell him or her 'No'. Physical boundaries, emotional boundaries, cultural boundaries, no matter which one is being touched, defend it with a firm 'No'.

Stand up for your values. Always try to assume though that the other person was acting in the best way he or she could and didn't act intentionally. Obviously, this is only true to a certain extent: Nobody ever has the right to offend you, to trash your opinion, to invade your privacy or to lay a finger on you.

Never forget this: In the end, living peacefully in our heterogeneous society is only possible if personal limits and boundaries are respected by all of us. Lead by example and others will follow 🙂

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "how to say no more often" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

 Using the 5/25 Rule to Learn to Say “No” by James Altucher and No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.” by Derek Sivers. Indispensable life advice I wish I've had 10 years earlier. Or even better yet, go get Derek's book "Anything You Want". It's very thin, which means you can read it in less than 2 hours, and is FULL of wisdom, you wish someone would have told you before!

...listening to:

 Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions. An episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast, that I listened to multiple times. Derek Sivers is an amazing human being and full of wisdom, it's unbelievable. I especially love his approach towards entrepreneurship. And I try to follow his advice on saying 'No' with every single decision I make.

...watching:

 Brene Brown on how setting boundaries makes you more compassionate. This is a rather short but insightful interview about how empathy, integrity, generosity, compassion and boundaries all go hand in hand.

...doing:

 Today is a good day to practice saying 'No' more often. Is there something you're thinking over again and again, trying to find the one reason why you should say 'Yes'? Well, stop it and say 'No' instead. Then enjoy feeling relieved. You're welcome.

What about You?

When was the last time you said no and why? Or was there a situation, you wish you had said no to but didn't? Comment below, let me know. I'd love to hear your story.

Thanks for reading!

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. And the best part? You can download it for free now!

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What an amazing gift idea 😻 got these super soft reusable makeup pads from my friend @rohinibajekal and love them so much 😭❤️⠀
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I use round cotton pads a lot to for my skincare routine and always felt guilty for the amount of trash I produced daily due to that 😒⠀
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Watched a few DIY tutorials on how to sew your own makeup pads and always pushed it aside as a project for "a day I'd have time to do that" (aka for sure not anytime soon).⠀
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Therefore, I'm so grateful, that Rohini brought me these from London 😍 such a cute surprise!⠀
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And I can either wash them by hand or throw them into the washing machine in a little laundry bag to wash with similar stuff 💯⠀
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Definitely a gift idea I will "steal" for the holidays 😻🎄🎁🎅🏽⠀
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Rather Wanna Watch the Video?

Why I Suddenly Say NO More Often

There's a quote I really love. It's by Derek Sivers: "No 'Yes'. Either 'Hell yeah!' or 'No'." Whichever decision I need to make, I try really hard to use this quote. Trust me, it's an amazing filter.

No matter if it's regarding new opportunities. An offer to be part of a project. An invitation to an event. A "really short" talk over coffee. If it only feels like a "Meh, I'm not sure, if I should... maybe...", or if my gut tells me something's off, I don't do it. I say no. Firmly. Whenever I said yes to that kind of things in the past, the result often annoyed, frustrated or even hurt me.

Since I say no more often, a whole lot of new opportunities present themselves. Almost always the ones, where I respond with a loud "Hell yeah!". This habit freed up space in my life to focus on the things, that really matter to me. Things like reading, writing, spending time with my loved ones, working on challenging projects.

What does this have to do with you? Well, how often do you say no? Often enough? Or do you say 'Yes' to things, although you can hear yourself yelling 'No!!!' loud and clear inside of your head? This is not about being afraid to leave your comfort zone and saying no to interesting chances out of fear.

This is about not wasting your time. With people, that your gut feeling already told you not to. With projects, that you shouldn't do, because they clutter your life without yielding any result and annoy the sh*t out of you (if you're really honest to yourself). With attending dinner parties, you already know will bore you to death, or hanging out in a club, you don't like (surrounded by people you reeeeeally don't like).

That Little Thing Called 'Gut Feeling'

Go with your gut. This nagging little voice in your head, that tells you "But this might be a cool party!" or "But this might be the career step, I was waiting for!" or "But what if he changes and we live happily ever after?" is called Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO. If you're not super excited for something or something doesn't feel right, don't do it and say no. Period.

Many people don't listen to their gut instinct anymore. We all used to do this when we were little. Instead we try to overthink everything. But if your gut feeling tells you that something's not a good idea, or that this guy's a creep or that it doesn't feel like a good investment opportunity, please listen. This is your internal alarm system and it's always right.

There's another area, where you should try to say no more often: When someone is not respecting you and your personal limits. To do so, you need to set healthy boundaries. Set them so they're clear right from the start. If someone is overstepping them, tell him or her 'No'. Physical boundaries, emotional boundaries, cultural boundaries, no matter which one is being touched, defend it with a firm 'No'.

Stand up for your values. Always try to assume though that the other person was acting in the best way he or she could and didn't act intentionally. Obviously, this is only true to a certain extent: Nobody ever has the right to offend you, to trash your opinion, to invade your privacy or to lay a finger on you.

Never forget this: In the end, living peacefully in our heterogeneous society is only possible if personal limits and boundaries are respected by all of us. Lead by example and others will follow 🙂

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "how to say no more often" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

 Using the 5/25 Rule to Learn to Say “No” by James Altucher and No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.” by Derek Sivers. Indispensable life advice I wish I've had 10 years earlier. Or even better yet, go get Derek's book "Anything You Want". It's very thin, which means you can read it in less than 2 hours, and is FULL of wisdom, you wish someone would have told you before!

...listening to:

 Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions. An episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast, that I listened to multiple times. Derek Sivers is an amazing human being and full of wisdom, it's unbelievable. I especially love his approach towards entrepreneurship. And I try to follow his advice on saying 'No' with every single decision I make.

...watching:

 Brene Brown on how setting boundaries makes you more compassionate. This is a rather short but insightful interview about how empathy, integrity, generosity, compassion and boundaries all go hand in hand.

...doing:

 Today is a good day to practice saying 'No' more often. Is there something you're thinking over again and again, trying to find the one reason why you should say 'Yes'? Well, stop it and say 'No' instead. Then enjoy feeling relieved. You're welcome.

What about You?

When was the last time you said no and why? Or was there a situation, you wish you had said no to but didn't? Comment below, let me know. I'd love to hear your story.

Thanks for reading!

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. And the best part? You can download it for free now!

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Started to finally read this gem of a book, will share my thoughts on it once I'm done 📖😍💭⠀
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Have you read it? How did you like it?⠀
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Or: what are you currently reading? 🤔📚⠀
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Rather Wanna Watch the Video?

Why I Suddenly Say NO More Often

There's a quote I really love. It's by Derek Sivers: "No 'Yes'. Either 'Hell yeah!' or 'No'." Whichever decision I need to make, I try really hard to use this quote. Trust me, it's an amazing filter.

No matter if it's regarding new opportunities. An offer to be part of a project. An invitation to an event. A "really short" talk over coffee. If it only feels like a "Meh, I'm not sure, if I should... maybe...", or if my gut tells me something's off, I don't do it. I say no. Firmly. Whenever I said yes to that kind of things in the past, the result often annoyed, frustrated or even hurt me.

Since I say no more often, a whole lot of new opportunities present themselves. Almost always the ones, where I respond with a loud "Hell yeah!". This habit freed up space in my life to focus on the things, that really matter to me. Things like reading, writing, spending time with my loved ones, working on challenging projects.

What does this have to do with you? Well, how often do you say no? Often enough? Or do you say 'Yes' to things, although you can hear yourself yelling 'No!!!' loud and clear inside of your head? This is not about being afraid to leave your comfort zone and saying no to interesting chances out of fear.

This is about not wasting your time. With people, that your gut feeling already told you not to. With projects, that you shouldn't do, because they clutter your life without yielding any result and annoy the sh*t out of you (if you're really honest to yourself). With attending dinner parties, you already know will bore you to death, or hanging out in a club, you don't like (surrounded by people you reeeeeally don't like).

That Little Thing Called 'Gut Feeling'

Go with your gut. This nagging little voice in your head, that tells you "But this might be a cool party!" or "But this might be the career step, I was waiting for!" or "But what if he changes and we live happily ever after?" is called Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO. If you're not super excited for something or something doesn't feel right, don't do it and say no. Period.

Many people don't listen to their gut instinct anymore. We all used to do this when we were little. Instead we try to overthink everything. But if your gut feeling tells you that something's not a good idea, or that this guy's a creep or that it doesn't feel like a good investment opportunity, please listen. This is your internal alarm system and it's always right.

There's another area, where you should try to say no more often: When someone is not respecting you and your personal limits. To do so, you need to set healthy boundaries. Set them so they're clear right from the start. If someone is overstepping them, tell him or her 'No'. Physical boundaries, emotional boundaries, cultural boundaries, no matter which one is being touched, defend it with a firm 'No'.

Stand up for your values. Always try to assume though that the other person was acting in the best way he or she could and didn't act intentionally. Obviously, this is only true to a certain extent: Nobody ever has the right to offend you, to trash your opinion, to invade your privacy or to lay a finger on you.

Never forget this: In the end, living peacefully in our heterogeneous society is only possible if personal limits and boundaries are respected by all of us. Lead by example and others will follow 🙂

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "how to say no more often" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

 Using the 5/25 Rule to Learn to Say “No” by James Altucher and No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.” by Derek Sivers. Indispensable life advice I wish I've had 10 years earlier. Or even better yet, go get Derek's book "Anything You Want". It's very thin, which means you can read it in less than 2 hours, and is FULL of wisdom, you wish someone would have told you before!

...listening to:

 Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions. An episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast, that I listened to multiple times. Derek Sivers is an amazing human being and full of wisdom, it's unbelievable. I especially love his approach towards entrepreneurship. And I try to follow his advice on saying 'No' with every single decision I make.

...watching:

 Brene Brown on how setting boundaries makes you more compassionate. This is a rather short but insightful interview about how empathy, integrity, generosity, compassion and boundaries all go hand in hand.

...doing:

 Today is a good day to practice saying 'No' more often. Is there something you're thinking over again and again, trying to find the one reason why you should say 'Yes'? Well, stop it and say 'No' instead. Then enjoy feeling relieved. You're welcome.

What about You?

When was the last time you said no and why? Or was there a situation, you wish you had said no to but didn't? Comment below, let me know. I'd love to hear your story.

Thanks for reading!

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. And the best part? You can download it for free now!

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Me 10 or 15 years ago: I hope they like me 🙏🏽 how can I make them like me? Am I funny enough? Should I be funnier? Pleaaaase like me and approve of me 😩🥺⠀
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Me today: Is this "event" and people there worth my time and energy? Will it be fun and a positive experience? Are there people I wanna see and surround myself with? 🙌🏽💥⠀
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What do you think of this statement, do you agree? 🤔⠀
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Rather Wanna Watch the Video?

Why I Suddenly Say NO More Often

There's a quote I really love. It's by Derek Sivers: "No 'Yes'. Either 'Hell yeah!' or 'No'." Whichever decision I need to make, I try really hard to use this quote. Trust me, it's an amazing filter.

No matter if it's regarding new opportunities. An offer to be part of a project. An invitation to an event. A "really short" talk over coffee. If it only feels like a "Meh, I'm not sure, if I should... maybe...", or if my gut tells me something's off, I don't do it. I say no. Firmly. Whenever I said yes to that kind of things in the past, the result often annoyed, frustrated or even hurt me.

Since I say no more often, a whole lot of new opportunities present themselves. Almost always the ones, where I respond with a loud "Hell yeah!". This habit freed up space in my life to focus on the things, that really matter to me. Things like reading, writing, spending time with my loved ones, working on challenging projects.

What does this have to do with you? Well, how often do you say no? Often enough? Or do you say 'Yes' to things, although you can hear yourself yelling 'No!!!' loud and clear inside of your head? This is not about being afraid to leave your comfort zone and saying no to interesting chances out of fear.

This is about not wasting your time. With people, that your gut feeling already told you not to. With projects, that you shouldn't do, because they clutter your life without yielding any result and annoy the sh*t out of you (if you're really honest to yourself). With attending dinner parties, you already know will bore you to death, or hanging out in a club, you don't like (surrounded by people you reeeeeally don't like).

That Little Thing Called 'Gut Feeling'

Go with your gut. This nagging little voice in your head, that tells you "But this might be a cool party!" or "But this might be the career step, I was waiting for!" or "But what if he changes and we live happily ever after?" is called Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO. If you're not super excited for something or something doesn't feel right, don't do it and say no. Period.

Many people don't listen to their gut instinct anymore. We all used to do this when we were little. Instead we try to overthink everything. But if your gut feeling tells you that something's not a good idea, or that this guy's a creep or that it doesn't feel like a good investment opportunity, please listen. This is your internal alarm system and it's always right.

There's another area, where you should try to say no more often: When someone is not respecting you and your personal limits. To do so, you need to set healthy boundaries. Set them so they're clear right from the start. If someone is overstepping them, tell him or her 'No'. Physical boundaries, emotional boundaries, cultural boundaries, no matter which one is being touched, defend it with a firm 'No'.

Stand up for your values. Always try to assume though that the other person was acting in the best way he or she could and didn't act intentionally. Obviously, this is only true to a certain extent: Nobody ever has the right to offend you, to trash your opinion, to invade your privacy or to lay a finger on you.

Never forget this: In the end, living peacefully in our heterogeneous society is only possible if personal limits and boundaries are respected by all of us. Lead by example and others will follow 🙂

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "how to say no more often" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

 Using the 5/25 Rule to Learn to Say “No” by James Altucher and No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.” by Derek Sivers. Indispensable life advice I wish I've had 10 years earlier. Or even better yet, go get Derek's book "Anything You Want". It's very thin, which means you can read it in less than 2 hours, and is FULL of wisdom, you wish someone would have told you before!

...listening to:

 Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions. An episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast, that I listened to multiple times. Derek Sivers is an amazing human being and full of wisdom, it's unbelievable. I especially love his approach towards entrepreneurship. And I try to follow his advice on saying 'No' with every single decision I make.

...watching:

 Brene Brown on how setting boundaries makes you more compassionate. This is a rather short but insightful interview about how empathy, integrity, generosity, compassion and boundaries all go hand in hand.

...doing:

 Today is a good day to practice saying 'No' more often. Is there something you're thinking over again and again, trying to find the one reason why you should say 'Yes'? Well, stop it and say 'No' instead. Then enjoy feeling relieved. You're welcome.

What about You?

When was the last time you said no and why? Or was there a situation, you wish you had said no to but didn't? Comment below, let me know. I'd love to hear your story.

Thanks for reading!

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. And the best part? You can download it for free now!

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What's one of your life lessons you wish you'd known/ understood/ accepted earlier on? 💕⠀
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One of mine is taking better care of my face, understanding how a proper skincare routine works, and which sorts of things can be responsible for breaking me out 🙄⠀
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Share your life lesson below with me, I'd love to hear about it - maybe I'll learn something new 😍🙌🏽⠀
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Rather Wanna Watch the Video?

Why I Suddenly Say NO More Often

There's a quote I really love. It's by Derek Sivers: "No 'Yes'. Either 'Hell yeah!' or 'No'." Whichever decision I need to make, I try really hard to use this quote. Trust me, it's an amazing filter.

No matter if it's regarding new opportunities. An offer to be part of a project. An invitation to an event. A "really short" talk over coffee. If it only feels like a "Meh, I'm not sure, if I should... maybe...", or if my gut tells me something's off, I don't do it. I say no. Firmly. Whenever I said yes to that kind of things in the past, the result often annoyed, frustrated or even hurt me.

Since I say no more often, a whole lot of new opportunities present themselves. Almost always the ones, where I respond with a loud "Hell yeah!". This habit freed up space in my life to focus on the things, that really matter to me. Things like reading, writing, spending time with my loved ones, working on challenging projects.

What does this have to do with you? Well, how often do you say no? Often enough? Or do you say 'Yes' to things, although you can hear yourself yelling 'No!!!' loud and clear inside of your head? This is not about being afraid to leave your comfort zone and saying no to interesting chances out of fear.

This is about not wasting your time. With people, that your gut feeling already told you not to. With projects, that you shouldn't do, because they clutter your life without yielding any result and annoy the sh*t out of you (if you're really honest to yourself). With attending dinner parties, you already know will bore you to death, or hanging out in a club, you don't like (surrounded by people you reeeeeally don't like).

That Little Thing Called 'Gut Feeling'

Go with your gut. This nagging little voice in your head, that tells you "But this might be a cool party!" or "But this might be the career step, I was waiting for!" or "But what if he changes and we live happily ever after?" is called Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO. If you're not super excited for something or something doesn't feel right, don't do it and say no. Period.

Many people don't listen to their gut instinct anymore. We all used to do this when we were little. Instead we try to overthink everything. But if your gut feeling tells you that something's not a good idea, or that this guy's a creep or that it doesn't feel like a good investment opportunity, please listen. This is your internal alarm system and it's always right.

There's another area, where you should try to say no more often: When someone is not respecting you and your personal limits. To do so, you need to set healthy boundaries. Set them so they're clear right from the start. If someone is overstepping them, tell him or her 'No'. Physical boundaries, emotional boundaries, cultural boundaries, no matter which one is being touched, defend it with a firm 'No'.

Stand up for your values. Always try to assume though that the other person was acting in the best way he or she could and didn't act intentionally. Obviously, this is only true to a certain extent: Nobody ever has the right to offend you, to trash your opinion, to invade your privacy or to lay a finger on you.

Never forget this: In the end, living peacefully in our heterogeneous society is only possible if personal limits and boundaries are respected by all of us. Lead by example and others will follow 🙂

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "how to say no more often" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

 Using the 5/25 Rule to Learn to Say “No” by James Altucher and No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.” by Derek Sivers. Indispensable life advice I wish I've had 10 years earlier. Or even better yet, go get Derek's book "Anything You Want". It's very thin, which means you can read it in less than 2 hours, and is FULL of wisdom, you wish someone would have told you before!

...listening to:

 Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions. An episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast, that I listened to multiple times. Derek Sivers is an amazing human being and full of wisdom, it's unbelievable. I especially love his approach towards entrepreneurship. And I try to follow his advice on saying 'No' with every single decision I make.

...watching:

 Brene Brown on how setting boundaries makes you more compassionate. This is a rather short but insightful interview about how empathy, integrity, generosity, compassion and boundaries all go hand in hand.

...doing:

 Today is a good day to practice saying 'No' more often. Is there something you're thinking over again and again, trying to find the one reason why you should say 'Yes'? Well, stop it and say 'No' instead. Then enjoy feeling relieved. You're welcome.

What about You?

When was the last time you said no and why? Or was there a situation, you wish you had said no to but didn't? Comment below, let me know. I'd love to hear your story.

Thanks for reading!

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. And the best part? You can download it for free now!

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Why I Suddenly Say NO More Often

There's a quote I really love. It's by Derek Sivers: "No 'Yes'. Either 'Hell yeah!' or 'No'." Whichever decision I need to make, I try really hard to use this quote. Trust me, it's an amazing filter.

No matter if it's regarding new opportunities. An offer to be part of a project. An invitation to an event. A "really short" talk over coffee. If it only feels like a "Meh, I'm not sure, if I should... maybe...", or if my gut tells me something's off, I don't do it. I say no. Firmly. Whenever I said yes to that kind of things in the past, the result often annoyed, frustrated or even hurt me.

Since I say no more often, a whole lot of new opportunities present themselves. Almost always the ones, where I respond with a loud "Hell yeah!". This habit freed up space in my life to focus on the things, that really matter to me. Things like reading, writing, spending time with my loved ones, working on challenging projects.

What does this have to do with you? Well, how often do you say no? Often enough? Or do you say 'Yes' to things, although you can hear yourself yelling 'No!!!' loud and clear inside of your head? This is not about being afraid to leave your comfort zone and saying no to interesting chances out of fear.

This is about not wasting your time. With people, that your gut feeling already told you not to. With projects, that you shouldn't do, because they clutter your life without yielding any result and annoy the sh*t out of you (if you're really honest to yourself). With attending dinner parties, you already know will bore you to death, or hanging out in a club, you don't like (surrounded by people you reeeeeally don't like).

That Little Thing Called 'Gut Feeling'

Go with your gut. This nagging little voice in your head, that tells you "But this might be a cool party!" or "But this might be the career step, I was waiting for!" or "But what if he changes and we live happily ever after?" is called Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO. If you're not super excited for something or something doesn't feel right, don't do it and say no. Period.

Many people don't listen to their gut instinct anymore. We all used to do this when we were little. Instead we try to overthink everything. But if your gut feeling tells you that something's not a good idea, or that this guy's a creep or that it doesn't feel like a good investment opportunity, please listen. This is your internal alarm system and it's always right.

There's another area, where you should try to say no more often: When someone is not respecting you and your personal limits. To do so, you need to set healthy boundaries. Set them so they're clear right from the start. If someone is overstepping them, tell him or her 'No'. Physical boundaries, emotional boundaries, cultural boundaries, no matter which one is being touched, defend it with a firm 'No'.

Stand up for your values. Always try to assume though that the other person was acting in the best way he or she could and didn't act intentionally. Obviously, this is only true to a certain extent: Nobody ever has the right to offend you, to trash your opinion, to invade your privacy or to lay a finger on you.

Never forget this: In the end, living peacefully in our heterogeneous society is only possible if personal limits and boundaries are respected by all of us. Lead by example and others will follow 🙂

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "how to say no more often" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

 Using the 5/25 Rule to Learn to Say “No” by James Altucher and No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.” by Derek Sivers. Indispensable life advice I wish I've had 10 years earlier. Or even better yet, go get Derek's book "Anything You Want". It's very thin, which means you can read it in less than 2 hours, and is FULL of wisdom, you wish someone would have told you before!

...listening to:

 Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions. An episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast, that I listened to multiple times. Derek Sivers is an amazing human being and full of wisdom, it's unbelievable. I especially love his approach towards entrepreneurship. And I try to follow his advice on saying 'No' with every single decision I make.

...watching:

 Brene Brown on how setting boundaries makes you more compassionate. This is a rather short but insightful interview about how empathy, integrity, generosity, compassion and boundaries all go hand in hand.

...doing:

 Today is a good day to practice saying 'No' more often. Is there something you're thinking over again and again, trying to find the one reason why you should say 'Yes'? Well, stop it and say 'No' instead. Then enjoy feeling relieved. You're welcome.

What about You?

When was the last time you said no and why? Or was there a situation, you wish you had said no to but didn't? Comment below, let me know. I'd love to hear your story.

Thanks for reading!

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. And the best part? You can download it for free now!

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New year, same food 😂

The last two weeks of 2018 were filled with way too much food (all super yum but not really nutritious) 😅🍲🍟🎂🍪 It's time consuming and expensive (more than in Germany) to get organic veggies in Dubai, and not sustainable with nearly everything being imported - at least that's what I thought 🤔

Imagine my surprise when I did the research and found a good bunch of organic farms in the UAE with some pretty affordable veggie/fruit boxes, which they deliver to my door 😍💚 (I got mine from @greenheartorganicfarms and no this isn't a sponsored post). Bye-bye to wasting time driving around (it's a mess) and hello to finally cooking healthy, clean and much more sustainable again 🙌🏽💚😍 Inspired by @minimalistbaker's recipe for roasted rainbow veggies, here's last night's dinner 💚😍🥑🥕🥒🍠🍜 a plate full of yummy roasted rainbow treasures 💗🌈 How's your 2019 going so far? Are you a resolution person or not so much? 💞
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Rather Wanna Watch the Video?

Why I Suddenly Say NO More Often

There's a quote I really love. It's by Derek Sivers: "No 'Yes'. Either 'Hell yeah!' or 'No'." Whichever decision I need to make, I try really hard to use this quote. Trust me, it's an amazing filter.

No matter if it's regarding new opportunities. An offer to be part of a project. An invitation to an event. A "really short" talk over coffee. If it only feels like a "Meh, I'm not sure, if I should... maybe...", or if my gut tells me something's off, I don't do it. I say no. Firmly. Whenever I said yes to that kind of things in the past, the result often annoyed, frustrated or even hurt me.

Since I say no more often, a whole lot of new opportunities present themselves. Almost always the ones, where I respond with a loud "Hell yeah!". This habit freed up space in my life to focus on the things, that really matter to me. Things like reading, writing, spending time with my loved ones, working on challenging projects.

What does this have to do with you? Well, how often do you say no? Often enough? Or do you say 'Yes' to things, although you can hear yourself yelling 'No!!!' loud and clear inside of your head? This is not about being afraid to leave your comfort zone and saying no to interesting chances out of fear.

This is about not wasting your time. With people, that your gut feeling already told you not to. With projects, that you shouldn't do, because they clutter your life without yielding any result and annoy the sh*t out of you (if you're really honest to yourself). With attending dinner parties, you already know will bore you to death, or hanging out in a club, you don't like (surrounded by people you reeeeeally don't like).

That Little Thing Called 'Gut Feeling'

Go with your gut. This nagging little voice in your head, that tells you "But this might be a cool party!" or "But this might be the career step, I was waiting for!" or "But what if he changes and we live happily ever after?" is called Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO. If you're not super excited for something or something doesn't feel right, don't do it and say no. Period.

Many people don't listen to their gut instinct anymore. We all used to do this when we were little. Instead we try to overthink everything. But if your gut feeling tells you that something's not a good idea, or that this guy's a creep or that it doesn't feel like a good investment opportunity, please listen. This is your internal alarm system and it's always right.

There's another area, where you should try to say no more often: When someone is not respecting you and your personal limits. To do so, you need to set healthy boundaries. Set them so they're clear right from the start. If someone is overstepping them, tell him or her 'No'. Physical boundaries, emotional boundaries, cultural boundaries, no matter which one is being touched, defend it with a firm 'No'.

Stand up for your values. Always try to assume though that the other person was acting in the best way he or she could and didn't act intentionally. Obviously, this is only true to a certain extent: Nobody ever has the right to offend you, to trash your opinion, to invade your privacy or to lay a finger on you.

Never forget this: In the end, living peacefully in our heterogeneous society is only possible if personal limits and boundaries are respected by all of us. Lead by example and others will follow 🙂

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "how to say no more often" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

 Using the 5/25 Rule to Learn to Say “No” by James Altucher and No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.” by Derek Sivers. Indispensable life advice I wish I've had 10 years earlier. Or even better yet, go get Derek's book "Anything You Want". It's very thin, which means you can read it in less than 2 hours, and is FULL of wisdom, you wish someone would have told you before!

...listening to:

 Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions. An episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast, that I listened to multiple times. Derek Sivers is an amazing human being and full of wisdom, it's unbelievable. I especially love his approach towards entrepreneurship. And I try to follow his advice on saying 'No' with every single decision I make.

...watching:

 Brene Brown on how setting boundaries makes you more compassionate. This is a rather short but insightful interview about how empathy, integrity, generosity, compassion and boundaries all go hand in hand.

...doing:

 Today is a good day to practice saying 'No' more often. Is there something you're thinking over again and again, trying to find the one reason why you should say 'Yes'? Well, stop it and say 'No' instead. Then enjoy feeling relieved. You're welcome.

What about You?

When was the last time you said no and why? Or was there a situation, you wish you had said no to but didn't? Comment below, let me know. I'd love to hear your story.

Thanks for reading!

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. And the best part? You can download it for free now!

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Merry Christmas you beautiful people 🎄❤️🎁🎅🏼💞☃️ However you decide to spend these days, I hope you feel great 💞 take care and much love 💝
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Rather Wanna Watch the Video?

Why I Suddenly Say NO More Often

There's a quote I really love. It's by Derek Sivers: "No 'Yes'. Either 'Hell yeah!' or 'No'." Whichever decision I need to make, I try really hard to use this quote. Trust me, it's an amazing filter.

No matter if it's regarding new opportunities. An offer to be part of a project. An invitation to an event. A "really short" talk over coffee. If it only feels like a "Meh, I'm not sure, if I should... maybe...", or if my gut tells me something's off, I don't do it. I say no. Firmly. Whenever I said yes to that kind of things in the past, the result often annoyed, frustrated or even hurt me.

Since I say no more often, a whole lot of new opportunities present themselves. Almost always the ones, where I respond with a loud "Hell yeah!". This habit freed up space in my life to focus on the things, that really matter to me. Things like reading, writing, spending time with my loved ones, working on challenging projects.

What does this have to do with you? Well, how often do you say no? Often enough? Or do you say 'Yes' to things, although you can hear yourself yelling 'No!!!' loud and clear inside of your head? This is not about being afraid to leave your comfort zone and saying no to interesting chances out of fear.

This is about not wasting your time. With people, that your gut feeling already told you not to. With projects, that you shouldn't do, because they clutter your life without yielding any result and annoy the sh*t out of you (if you're really honest to yourself). With attending dinner parties, you already know will bore you to death, or hanging out in a club, you don't like (surrounded by people you reeeeeally don't like).

That Little Thing Called 'Gut Feeling'

Go with your gut. This nagging little voice in your head, that tells you "But this might be a cool party!" or "But this might be the career step, I was waiting for!" or "But what if he changes and we live happily ever after?" is called Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO. If you're not super excited for something or something doesn't feel right, don't do it and say no. Period.

Many people don't listen to their gut instinct anymore. We all used to do this when we were little. Instead we try to overthink everything. But if your gut feeling tells you that something's not a good idea, or that this guy's a creep or that it doesn't feel like a good investment opportunity, please listen. This is your internal alarm system and it's always right.

There's another area, where you should try to say no more often: When someone is not respecting you and your personal limits. To do so, you need to set healthy boundaries. Set them so they're clear right from the start. If someone is overstepping them, tell him or her 'No'. Physical boundaries, emotional boundaries, cultural boundaries, no matter which one is being touched, defend it with a firm 'No'.

Stand up for your values. Always try to assume though that the other person was acting in the best way he or she could and didn't act intentionally. Obviously, this is only true to a certain extent: Nobody ever has the right to offend you, to trash your opinion, to invade your privacy or to lay a finger on you.

Never forget this: In the end, living peacefully in our heterogeneous society is only possible if personal limits and boundaries are respected by all of us. Lead by example and others will follow 🙂

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "how to say no more often" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

 Using the 5/25 Rule to Learn to Say “No” by James Altucher and No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.” by Derek Sivers. Indispensable life advice I wish I've had 10 years earlier. Or even better yet, go get Derek's book "Anything You Want". It's very thin, which means you can read it in less than 2 hours, and is FULL of wisdom, you wish someone would have told you before!

...listening to:

 Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions. An episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast, that I listened to multiple times. Derek Sivers is an amazing human being and full of wisdom, it's unbelievable. I especially love his approach towards entrepreneurship. And I try to follow his advice on saying 'No' with every single decision I make.

...watching:

 Brene Brown on how setting boundaries makes you more compassionate. This is a rather short but insightful interview about how empathy, integrity, generosity, compassion and boundaries all go hand in hand.

...doing:

 Today is a good day to practice saying 'No' more often. Is there something you're thinking over again and again, trying to find the one reason why you should say 'Yes'? Well, stop it and say 'No' instead. Then enjoy feeling relieved. You're welcome.

What about You?

When was the last time you said no and why? Or was there a situation, you wish you had said no to but didn't? Comment below, let me know. I'd love to hear your story.

Thanks for reading!

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. And the best part? You can download it for free now!

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Rather Wanna Watch the Video?

Why I Suddenly Say NO More Often

There's a quote I really love. It's by Derek Sivers: "No 'Yes'. Either 'Hell yeah!' or 'No'." Whichever decision I need to make, I try really hard to use this quote. Trust me, it's an amazing filter.

No matter if it's regarding new opportunities. An offer to be part of a project. An invitation to an event. A "really short" talk over coffee. If it only feels like a "Meh, I'm not sure, if I should... maybe...", or if my gut tells me something's off, I don't do it. I say no. Firmly. Whenever I said yes to that kind of things in the past, the result often annoyed, frustrated or even hurt me.

Since I say no more often, a whole lot of new opportunities present themselves. Almost always the ones, where I respond with a loud "Hell yeah!". This habit freed up space in my life to focus on the things, that really matter to me. Things like reading, writing, spending time with my loved ones, working on challenging projects.

What does this have to do with you? Well, how often do you say no? Often enough? Or do you say 'Yes' to things, although you can hear yourself yelling 'No!!!' loud and clear inside of your head? This is not about being afraid to leave your comfort zone and saying no to interesting chances out of fear.

This is about not wasting your time. With people, that your gut feeling already told you not to. With projects, that you shouldn't do, because they clutter your life without yielding any result and annoy the sh*t out of you (if you're really honest to yourself). With attending dinner parties, you already know will bore you to death, or hanging out in a club, you don't like (surrounded by people you reeeeeally don't like).

That Little Thing Called 'Gut Feeling'

Go with your gut. This nagging little voice in your head, that tells you "But this might be a cool party!" or "But this might be the career step, I was waiting for!" or "But what if he changes and we live happily ever after?" is called Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO. If you're not super excited for something or something doesn't feel right, don't do it and say no. Period.

Many people don't listen to their gut instinct anymore. We all used to do this when we were little. Instead we try to overthink everything. But if your gut feeling tells you that something's not a good idea, or that this guy's a creep or that it doesn't feel like a good investment opportunity, please listen. This is your internal alarm system and it's always right.

There's another area, where you should try to say no more often: When someone is not respecting you and your personal limits. To do so, you need to set healthy boundaries. Set them so they're clear right from the start. If someone is overstepping them, tell him or her 'No'. Physical boundaries, emotional boundaries, cultural boundaries, no matter which one is being touched, defend it with a firm 'No'.

Stand up for your values. Always try to assume though that the other person was acting in the best way he or she could and didn't act intentionally. Obviously, this is only true to a certain extent: Nobody ever has the right to offend you, to trash your opinion, to invade your privacy or to lay a finger on you.

Never forget this: In the end, living peacefully in our heterogeneous society is only possible if personal limits and boundaries are respected by all of us. Lead by example and others will follow 🙂

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "how to say no more often" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

 Using the 5/25 Rule to Learn to Say “No” by James Altucher and No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.” by Derek Sivers. Indispensable life advice I wish I've had 10 years earlier. Or even better yet, go get Derek's book "Anything You Want". It's very thin, which means you can read it in less than 2 hours, and is FULL of wisdom, you wish someone would have told you before!

...listening to:

 Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions. An episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast, that I listened to multiple times. Derek Sivers is an amazing human being and full of wisdom, it's unbelievable. I especially love his approach towards entrepreneurship. And I try to follow his advice on saying 'No' with every single decision I make.

...watching:

 Brene Brown on how setting boundaries makes you more compassionate. This is a rather short but insightful interview about how empathy, integrity, generosity, compassion and boundaries all go hand in hand.

...doing:

 Today is a good day to practice saying 'No' more often. Is there something you're thinking over again and again, trying to find the one reason why you should say 'Yes'? Well, stop it and say 'No' instead. Then enjoy feeling relieved. You're welcome.

What about You?

When was the last time you said no and why? Or was there a situation, you wish you had said no to but didn't? Comment below, let me know. I'd love to hear your story.

Thanks for reading!

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. And the best part? You can download it for free now!

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[This is my current temporary working from home setup 🌈] A few weeks back, I thought everything would be alright, that our world was prepared to deal with such a situation in an efficient and timely manner. ⠀
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At first I felt like the Coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2 to be exact wasn’t something affecting me personally. I fought off all worries and anxious moments until I couldn’t do it anymore.⠀
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I’m worried and scared. I’m worried about my family, especially my mum, I’m worried about my friends and their families. I’m worried because we’re trapped in our own apartment, feeling like outlaws when leaving once a week for grocery shopping. I’m worried about the global economy and how this shitty situation affects the poorest people the most.⠀
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I understand that I can’t exclude myself, that I’m not a passive bystander to some tragic accident. I’m as much a part of this stressful time as anyone else around the globe and am doing the bare minimum of my bit by #stayingathome like (hopefully) billions of other people.⠀
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The reason I’m writing this post is that I feel helpless and anxious but these feelings won’t help anyone. Researching and writing are two things I’m good at. So the least I can do I figured to hopefully help a few people (and myself) is to put my strengths to work and to provide a list of resources on how to improve the limiting and isolating situation of being quarantined. Link to post in bio 🌈🙌🏽💕⠀
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Why I Suddenly Say NO More Often

There's a quote I really love. It's by Derek Sivers: "No 'Yes'. Either 'Hell yeah!' or 'No'." Whichever decision I need to make, I try really hard to use this quote. Trust me, it's an amazing filter.

No matter if it's regarding new opportunities. An offer to be part of a project. An invitation to an event. A "really short" talk over coffee. If it only feels like a "Meh, I'm not sure, if I should... maybe...", or if my gut tells me something's off, I don't do it. I say no. Firmly. Whenever I said yes to that kind of things in the past, the result often annoyed, frustrated or even hurt me.

Since I say no more often, a whole lot of new opportunities present themselves. Almost always the ones, where I respond with a loud "Hell yeah!". This habit freed up space in my life to focus on the things, that really matter to me. Things like reading, writing, spending time with my loved ones, working on challenging projects.

What does this have to do with you? Well, how often do you say no? Often enough? Or do you say 'Yes' to things, although you can hear yourself yelling 'No!!!' loud and clear inside of your head? This is not about being afraid to leave your comfort zone and saying no to interesting chances out of fear.

This is about not wasting your time. With people, that your gut feeling already told you not to. With projects, that you shouldn't do, because they clutter your life without yielding any result and annoy the sh*t out of you (if you're really honest to yourself). With attending dinner parties, you already know will bore you to death, or hanging out in a club, you don't like (surrounded by people you reeeeeally don't like).

That Little Thing Called 'Gut Feeling'

Go with your gut. This nagging little voice in your head, that tells you "But this might be a cool party!" or "But this might be the career step, I was waiting for!" or "But what if he changes and we live happily ever after?" is called Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO. If you're not super excited for something or something doesn't feel right, don't do it and say no. Period.

Many people don't listen to their gut instinct anymore. We all used to do this when we were little. Instead we try to overthink everything. But if your gut feeling tells you that something's not a good idea, or that this guy's a creep or that it doesn't feel like a good investment opportunity, please listen. This is your internal alarm system and it's always right.

There's another area, where you should try to say no more often: When someone is not respecting you and your personal limits. To do so, you need to set healthy boundaries. Set them so they're clear right from the start. If someone is overstepping them, tell him or her 'No'. Physical boundaries, emotional boundaries, cultural boundaries, no matter which one is being touched, defend it with a firm 'No'.

Stand up for your values. Always try to assume though that the other person was acting in the best way he or she could and didn't act intentionally. Obviously, this is only true to a certain extent: Nobody ever has the right to offend you, to trash your opinion, to invade your privacy or to lay a finger on you.

Never forget this: In the end, living peacefully in our heterogeneous society is only possible if personal limits and boundaries are respected by all of us. Lead by example and others will follow 🙂

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "how to say no more often" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

 Using the 5/25 Rule to Learn to Say “No” by James Altucher and No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.” by Derek Sivers. Indispensable life advice I wish I've had 10 years earlier. Or even better yet, go get Derek's book "Anything You Want". It's very thin, which means you can read it in less than 2 hours, and is FULL of wisdom, you wish someone would have told you before!

...listening to:

 Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions. An episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast, that I listened to multiple times. Derek Sivers is an amazing human being and full of wisdom, it's unbelievable. I especially love his approach towards entrepreneurship. And I try to follow his advice on saying 'No' with every single decision I make.

...watching:

 Brene Brown on how setting boundaries makes you more compassionate. This is a rather short but insightful interview about how empathy, integrity, generosity, compassion and boundaries all go hand in hand.

...doing:

 Today is a good day to practice saying 'No' more often. Is there something you're thinking over again and again, trying to find the one reason why you should say 'Yes'? Well, stop it and say 'No' instead. Then enjoy feeling relieved. You're welcome.

What about You?

When was the last time you said no and why? Or was there a situation, you wish you had said no to but didn't? Comment below, let me know. I'd love to hear your story.

Thanks for reading!

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. And the best part? You can download it for free now!

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What an amazing gift idea 😻 got these super soft reusable makeup pads from my friend @rohinibajekal and love them so much 😭❤️⠀
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I use round cotton pads a lot to for my skincare routine and always felt guilty for the amount of trash I produced daily due to that 😒⠀
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Watched a few DIY tutorials on how to sew your own makeup pads and always pushed it aside as a project for "a day I'd have time to do that" (aka for sure not anytime soon).⠀
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Therefore, I'm so grateful, that Rohini brought me these from London 😍 such a cute surprise!⠀
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And I can either wash them by hand or throw them into the washing machine in a little laundry bag to wash with similar stuff 💯⠀
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Rather Wanna Watch the Video?

Why I Suddenly Say NO More Often

There's a quote I really love. It's by Derek Sivers: "No 'Yes'. Either 'Hell yeah!' or 'No'." Whichever decision I need to make, I try really hard to use this quote. Trust me, it's an amazing filter.

No matter if it's regarding new opportunities. An offer to be part of a project. An invitation to an event. A "really short" talk over coffee. If it only feels like a "Meh, I'm not sure, if I should... maybe...", or if my gut tells me something's off, I don't do it. I say no. Firmly. Whenever I said yes to that kind of things in the past, the result often annoyed, frustrated or even hurt me.

Since I say no more often, a whole lot of new opportunities present themselves. Almost always the ones, where I respond with a loud "Hell yeah!". This habit freed up space in my life to focus on the things, that really matter to me. Things like reading, writing, spending time with my loved ones, working on challenging projects.

What does this have to do with you? Well, how often do you say no? Often enough? Or do you say 'Yes' to things, although you can hear yourself yelling 'No!!!' loud and clear inside of your head? This is not about being afraid to leave your comfort zone and saying no to interesting chances out of fear.

This is about not wasting your time. With people, that your gut feeling already told you not to. With projects, that you shouldn't do, because they clutter your life without yielding any result and annoy the sh*t out of you (if you're really honest to yourself). With attending dinner parties, you already know will bore you to death, or hanging out in a club, you don't like (surrounded by people you reeeeeally don't like).

That Little Thing Called 'Gut Feeling'

Go with your gut. This nagging little voice in your head, that tells you "But this might be a cool party!" or "But this might be the career step, I was waiting for!" or "But what if he changes and we live happily ever after?" is called Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO. If you're not super excited for something or something doesn't feel right, don't do it and say no. Period.

Many people don't listen to their gut instinct anymore. We all used to do this when we were little. Instead we try to overthink everything. But if your gut feeling tells you that something's not a good idea, or that this guy's a creep or that it doesn't feel like a good investment opportunity, please listen. This is your internal alarm system and it's always right.

There's another area, where you should try to say no more often: When someone is not respecting you and your personal limits. To do so, you need to set healthy boundaries. Set them so they're clear right from the start. If someone is overstepping them, tell him or her 'No'. Physical boundaries, emotional boundaries, cultural boundaries, no matter which one is being touched, defend it with a firm 'No'.

Stand up for your values. Always try to assume though that the other person was acting in the best way he or she could and didn't act intentionally. Obviously, this is only true to a certain extent: Nobody ever has the right to offend you, to trash your opinion, to invade your privacy or to lay a finger on you.

Never forget this: In the end, living peacefully in our heterogeneous society is only possible if personal limits and boundaries are respected by all of us. Lead by example and others will follow 🙂

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "how to say no more often" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

 Using the 5/25 Rule to Learn to Say “No” by James Altucher and No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.” by Derek Sivers. Indispensable life advice I wish I've had 10 years earlier. Or even better yet, go get Derek's book "Anything You Want". It's very thin, which means you can read it in less than 2 hours, and is FULL of wisdom, you wish someone would have told you before!

...listening to:

 Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions. An episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast, that I listened to multiple times. Derek Sivers is an amazing human being and full of wisdom, it's unbelievable. I especially love his approach towards entrepreneurship. And I try to follow his advice on saying 'No' with every single decision I make.

...watching:

 Brene Brown on how setting boundaries makes you more compassionate. This is a rather short but insightful interview about how empathy, integrity, generosity, compassion and boundaries all go hand in hand.

...doing:

 Today is a good day to practice saying 'No' more often. Is there something you're thinking over again and again, trying to find the one reason why you should say 'Yes'? Well, stop it and say 'No' instead. Then enjoy feeling relieved. You're welcome.

What about You?

When was the last time you said no and why? Or was there a situation, you wish you had said no to but didn't? Comment below, let me know. I'd love to hear your story.

Thanks for reading!

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. And the best part? You can download it for free now!

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Started to finally read this gem of a book, will share my thoughts on it once I'm done 📖😍💭⠀
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Rather Wanna Watch the Video?

Why I Suddenly Say NO More Often

There's a quote I really love. It's by Derek Sivers: "No 'Yes'. Either 'Hell yeah!' or 'No'." Whichever decision I need to make, I try really hard to use this quote. Trust me, it's an amazing filter.

No matter if it's regarding new opportunities. An offer to be part of a project. An invitation to an event. A "really short" talk over coffee. If it only feels like a "Meh, I'm not sure, if I should... maybe...", or if my gut tells me something's off, I don't do it. I say no. Firmly. Whenever I said yes to that kind of things in the past, the result often annoyed, frustrated or even hurt me.

Since I say no more often, a whole lot of new opportunities present themselves. Almost always the ones, where I respond with a loud "Hell yeah!". This habit freed up space in my life to focus on the things, that really matter to me. Things like reading, writing, spending time with my loved ones, working on challenging projects.

What does this have to do with you? Well, how often do you say no? Often enough? Or do you say 'Yes' to things, although you can hear yourself yelling 'No!!!' loud and clear inside of your head? This is not about being afraid to leave your comfort zone and saying no to interesting chances out of fear.

This is about not wasting your time. With people, that your gut feeling already told you not to. With projects, that you shouldn't do, because they clutter your life without yielding any result and annoy the sh*t out of you (if you're really honest to yourself). With attending dinner parties, you already know will bore you to death, or hanging out in a club, you don't like (surrounded by people you reeeeeally don't like).

That Little Thing Called 'Gut Feeling'

Go with your gut. This nagging little voice in your head, that tells you "But this might be a cool party!" or "But this might be the career step, I was waiting for!" or "But what if he changes and we live happily ever after?" is called Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO. If you're not super excited for something or something doesn't feel right, don't do it and say no. Period.

Many people don't listen to their gut instinct anymore. We all used to do this when we were little. Instead we try to overthink everything. But if your gut feeling tells you that something's not a good idea, or that this guy's a creep or that it doesn't feel like a good investment opportunity, please listen. This is your internal alarm system and it's always right.

There's another area, where you should try to say no more often: When someone is not respecting you and your personal limits. To do so, you need to set healthy boundaries. Set them so they're clear right from the start. If someone is overstepping them, tell him or her 'No'. Physical boundaries, emotional boundaries, cultural boundaries, no matter which one is being touched, defend it with a firm 'No'.

Stand up for your values. Always try to assume though that the other person was acting in the best way he or she could and didn't act intentionally. Obviously, this is only true to a certain extent: Nobody ever has the right to offend you, to trash your opinion, to invade your privacy or to lay a finger on you.

Never forget this: In the end, living peacefully in our heterogeneous society is only possible if personal limits and boundaries are respected by all of us. Lead by example and others will follow 🙂

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "how to say no more often" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

 Using the 5/25 Rule to Learn to Say “No” by James Altucher and No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.” by Derek Sivers. Indispensable life advice I wish I've had 10 years earlier. Or even better yet, go get Derek's book "Anything You Want". It's very thin, which means you can read it in less than 2 hours, and is FULL of wisdom, you wish someone would have told you before!

...listening to:

 Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions. An episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast, that I listened to multiple times. Derek Sivers is an amazing human being and full of wisdom, it's unbelievable. I especially love his approach towards entrepreneurship. And I try to follow his advice on saying 'No' with every single decision I make.

...watching:

 Brene Brown on how setting boundaries makes you more compassionate. This is a rather short but insightful interview about how empathy, integrity, generosity, compassion and boundaries all go hand in hand.

...doing:

 Today is a good day to practice saying 'No' more often. Is there something you're thinking over again and again, trying to find the one reason why you should say 'Yes'? Well, stop it and say 'No' instead. Then enjoy feeling relieved. You're welcome.

What about You?

When was the last time you said no and why? Or was there a situation, you wish you had said no to but didn't? Comment below, let me know. I'd love to hear your story.

Thanks for reading!

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. And the best part? You can download it for free now!

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Me 10 or 15 years ago: I hope they like me 🙏🏽 how can I make them like me? Am I funny enough? Should I be funnier? Pleaaaase like me and approve of me 😩🥺⠀
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Me today: Is this "event" and people there worth my time and energy? Will it be fun and a positive experience? Are there people I wanna see and surround myself with? 🙌🏽💥⠀
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What do you think of this statement, do you agree? 🤔⠀
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Rather Wanna Watch the Video?

Why I Suddenly Say NO More Often

There's a quote I really love. It's by Derek Sivers: "No 'Yes'. Either 'Hell yeah!' or 'No'." Whichever decision I need to make, I try really hard to use this quote. Trust me, it's an amazing filter.

No matter if it's regarding new opportunities. An offer to be part of a project. An invitation to an event. A "really short" talk over coffee. If it only feels like a "Meh, I'm not sure, if I should... maybe...", or if my gut tells me something's off, I don't do it. I say no. Firmly. Whenever I said yes to that kind of things in the past, the result often annoyed, frustrated or even hurt me.

Since I say no more often, a whole lot of new opportunities present themselves. Almost always the ones, where I respond with a loud "Hell yeah!". This habit freed up space in my life to focus on the things, that really matter to me. Things like reading, writing, spending time with my loved ones, working on challenging projects.

What does this have to do with you? Well, how often do you say no? Often enough? Or do you say 'Yes' to things, although you can hear yourself yelling 'No!!!' loud and clear inside of your head? This is not about being afraid to leave your comfort zone and saying no to interesting chances out of fear.

This is about not wasting your time. With people, that your gut feeling already told you not to. With projects, that you shouldn't do, because they clutter your life without yielding any result and annoy the sh*t out of you (if you're really honest to yourself). With attending dinner parties, you already know will bore you to death, or hanging out in a club, you don't like (surrounded by people you reeeeeally don't like).

That Little Thing Called 'Gut Feeling'

Go with your gut. This nagging little voice in your head, that tells you "But this might be a cool party!" or "But this might be the career step, I was waiting for!" or "But what if he changes and we live happily ever after?" is called Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO. If you're not super excited for something or something doesn't feel right, don't do it and say no. Period.

Many people don't listen to their gut instinct anymore. We all used to do this when we were little. Instead we try to overthink everything. But if your gut feeling tells you that something's not a good idea, or that this guy's a creep or that it doesn't feel like a good investment opportunity, please listen. This is your internal alarm system and it's always right.

There's another area, where you should try to say no more often: When someone is not respecting you and your personal limits. To do so, you need to set healthy boundaries. Set them so they're clear right from the start. If someone is overstepping them, tell him or her 'No'. Physical boundaries, emotional boundaries, cultural boundaries, no matter which one is being touched, defend it with a firm 'No'.

Stand up for your values. Always try to assume though that the other person was acting in the best way he or she could and didn't act intentionally. Obviously, this is only true to a certain extent: Nobody ever has the right to offend you, to trash your opinion, to invade your privacy or to lay a finger on you.

Never forget this: In the end, living peacefully in our heterogeneous society is only possible if personal limits and boundaries are respected by all of us. Lead by example and others will follow 🙂

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "how to say no more often" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

 Using the 5/25 Rule to Learn to Say “No” by James Altucher and No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.” by Derek Sivers. Indispensable life advice I wish I've had 10 years earlier. Or even better yet, go get Derek's book "Anything You Want". It's very thin, which means you can read it in less than 2 hours, and is FULL of wisdom, you wish someone would have told you before!

...listening to:

 Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions. An episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast, that I listened to multiple times. Derek Sivers is an amazing human being and full of wisdom, it's unbelievable. I especially love his approach towards entrepreneurship. And I try to follow his advice on saying 'No' with every single decision I make.

...watching:

 Brene Brown on how setting boundaries makes you more compassionate. This is a rather short but insightful interview about how empathy, integrity, generosity, compassion and boundaries all go hand in hand.

...doing:

 Today is a good day to practice saying 'No' more often. Is there something you're thinking over again and again, trying to find the one reason why you should say 'Yes'? Well, stop it and say 'No' instead. Then enjoy feeling relieved. You're welcome.

What about You?

When was the last time you said no and why? Or was there a situation, you wish you had said no to but didn't? Comment below, let me know. I'd love to hear your story.

Thanks for reading!

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. And the best part? You can download it for free now!

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What's one of your life lessons you wish you'd known/ understood/ accepted earlier on? 💕⠀
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One of mine is taking better care of my face, understanding how a proper skincare routine works, and which sorts of things can be responsible for breaking me out 🙄⠀
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Why I Suddenly Say NO More Often

There's a quote I really love. It's by Derek Sivers: "No 'Yes'. Either 'Hell yeah!' or 'No'." Whichever decision I need to make, I try really hard to use this quote. Trust me, it's an amazing filter.

No matter if it's regarding new opportunities. An offer to be part of a project. An invitation to an event. A "really short" talk over coffee. If it only feels like a "Meh, I'm not sure, if I should... maybe...", or if my gut tells me something's off, I don't do it. I say no. Firmly. Whenever I said yes to that kind of things in the past, the result often annoyed, frustrated or even hurt me.

Since I say no more often, a whole lot of new opportunities present themselves. Almost always the ones, where I respond with a loud "Hell yeah!". This habit freed up space in my life to focus on the things, that really matter to me. Things like reading, writing, spending time with my loved ones, working on challenging projects.

What does this have to do with you? Well, how often do you say no? Often enough? Or do you say 'Yes' to things, although you can hear yourself yelling 'No!!!' loud and clear inside of your head? This is not about being afraid to leave your comfort zone and saying no to interesting chances out of fear.

This is about not wasting your time. With people, that your gut feeling already told you not to. With projects, that you shouldn't do, because they clutter your life without yielding any result and annoy the sh*t out of you (if you're really honest to yourself). With attending dinner parties, you already know will bore you to death, or hanging out in a club, you don't like (surrounded by people you reeeeeally don't like).

That Little Thing Called 'Gut Feeling'

Go with your gut. This nagging little voice in your head, that tells you "But this might be a cool party!" or "But this might be the career step, I was waiting for!" or "But what if he changes and we live happily ever after?" is called Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO. If you're not super excited for something or something doesn't feel right, don't do it and say no. Period.

Many people don't listen to their gut instinct anymore. We all used to do this when we were little. Instead we try to overthink everything. But if your gut feeling tells you that something's not a good idea, or that this guy's a creep or that it doesn't feel like a good investment opportunity, please listen. This is your internal alarm system and it's always right.

There's another area, where you should try to say no more often: When someone is not respecting you and your personal limits. To do so, you need to set healthy boundaries. Set them so they're clear right from the start. If someone is overstepping them, tell him or her 'No'. Physical boundaries, emotional boundaries, cultural boundaries, no matter which one is being touched, defend it with a firm 'No'.

Stand up for your values. Always try to assume though that the other person was acting in the best way he or she could and didn't act intentionally. Obviously, this is only true to a certain extent: Nobody ever has the right to offend you, to trash your opinion, to invade your privacy or to lay a finger on you.

Never forget this: In the end, living peacefully in our heterogeneous society is only possible if personal limits and boundaries are respected by all of us. Lead by example and others will follow 🙂

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "how to say no more often" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

 Using the 5/25 Rule to Learn to Say “No” by James Altucher and No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.” by Derek Sivers. Indispensable life advice I wish I've had 10 years earlier. Or even better yet, go get Derek's book "Anything You Want". It's very thin, which means you can read it in less than 2 hours, and is FULL of wisdom, you wish someone would have told you before!

...listening to:

 Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions. An episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast, that I listened to multiple times. Derek Sivers is an amazing human being and full of wisdom, it's unbelievable. I especially love his approach towards entrepreneurship. And I try to follow his advice on saying 'No' with every single decision I make.

...watching:

 Brene Brown on how setting boundaries makes you more compassionate. This is a rather short but insightful interview about how empathy, integrity, generosity, compassion and boundaries all go hand in hand.

...doing:

 Today is a good day to practice saying 'No' more often. Is there something you're thinking over again and again, trying to find the one reason why you should say 'Yes'? Well, stop it and say 'No' instead. Then enjoy feeling relieved. You're welcome.

What about You?

When was the last time you said no and why? Or was there a situation, you wish you had said no to but didn't? Comment below, let me know. I'd love to hear your story.

Thanks for reading!

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. And the best part? You can download it for free now!

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This post contains affiliate links. I’m a member of the Amazon Associates Program and Skimlinks Network. Whenever you purchase a product through one of my affiliate links (at no additional cost for you btw), I earn a small commission, that I will most definitely use for even more books (there’s no such thing as enough books!), geeky tech stuff, glittery notepads and chocolate. Thanks for your support, much appreciated!

Rather Wanna Watch the Video?

Why I Suddenly Say NO More Often

There's a quote I really love. It's by Derek Sivers: "No 'Yes'. Either 'Hell yeah!' or 'No'." Whichever decision I need to make, I try really hard to use this quote. Trust me, it's an amazing filter.

No matter if it's regarding new opportunities. An offer to be part of a project. An invitation to an event. A "really short" talk over coffee. If it only feels like a "Meh, I'm not sure, if I should... maybe...", or if my gut tells me something's off, I don't do it. I say no. Firmly. Whenever I said yes to that kind of things in the past, the result often annoyed, frustrated or even hurt me.

Since I say no more often, a whole lot of new opportunities present themselves. Almost always the ones, where I respond with a loud "Hell yeah!". This habit freed up space in my life to focus on the things, that really matter to me. Things like reading, writing, spending time with my loved ones, working on challenging projects.

What does this have to do with you? Well, how often do you say no? Often enough? Or do you say 'Yes' to things, although you can hear yourself yelling 'No!!!' loud and clear inside of your head? This is not about being afraid to leave your comfort zone and saying no to interesting chances out of fear.

This is about not wasting your time. With people, that your gut feeling already told you not to. With projects, that you shouldn't do, because they clutter your life without yielding any result and annoy the sh*t out of you (if you're really honest to yourself). With attending dinner parties, you already know will bore you to death, or hanging out in a club, you don't like (surrounded by people you reeeeeally don't like).

That Little Thing Called 'Gut Feeling'

Go with your gut. This nagging little voice in your head, that tells you "But this might be a cool party!" or "But this might be the career step, I was waiting for!" or "But what if he changes and we live happily ever after?" is called Fear Of Missing Out. FOMO. If you're not super excited for something or something doesn't feel right, don't do it and say no. Period.

Many people don't listen to their gut instinct anymore. We all used to do this when we were little. Instead we try to overthink everything. But if your gut feeling tells you that something's not a good idea, or that this guy's a creep or that it doesn't feel like a good investment opportunity, please listen. This is your internal alarm system and it's always right.

There's another area, where you should try to say no more often: When someone is not respecting you and your personal limits. To do so, you need to set healthy boundaries. Set them so they're clear right from the start. If someone is overstepping them, tell him or her 'No'. Physical boundaries, emotional boundaries, cultural boundaries, no matter which one is being touched, defend it with a firm 'No'.

Stand up for your values. Always try to assume though that the other person was acting in the best way he or she could and didn't act intentionally. Obviously, this is only true to a certain extent: Nobody ever has the right to offend you, to trash your opinion, to invade your privacy or to lay a finger on you.

Never forget this: In the end, living peacefully in our heterogeneous society is only possible if personal limits and boundaries are respected by all of us. Lead by example and others will follow 🙂

Weekly Nuggets of Wisdom

This week's list of soul-stirring inspiration to read, listen to, watch and do is about "how to say no more often" - enjoy!

I recommend...

...reading:

 Using the 5/25 Rule to Learn to Say “No” by James Altucher and No “yes.” Either “HELL YEAH!” or “no.” by Derek Sivers. Indispensable life advice I wish I've had 10 years earlier. Or even better yet, go get Derek's book "Anything You Want". It's very thin, which means you can read it in less than 2 hours, and is FULL of wisdom, you wish someone would have told you before!

...listening to:

 Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions. An episode of Tim Ferriss' podcast, that I listened to multiple times. Derek Sivers is an amazing human being and full of wisdom, it's unbelievable. I especially love his approach towards entrepreneurship. And I try to follow his advice on saying 'No' with every single decision I make.

...watching:

 Brene Brown on how setting boundaries makes you more compassionate. This is a rather short but insightful interview about how empathy, integrity, generosity, compassion and boundaries all go hand in hand.

...doing:

 Today is a good day to practice saying 'No' more often. Is there something you're thinking over again and again, trying to find the one reason why you should say 'Yes'? Well, stop it and say 'No' instead. Then enjoy feeling relieved. You're welcome.

What about You?

When was the last time you said no and why? Or was there a situation, you wish you had said no to but didn't? Comment below, let me know. I'd love to hear your story.

Thanks for reading!

If you’re looking for practical ways on how to be more mindful in your daily life, I’ve put together what I call ‘The ultimate beginner’s guide to a mindful lifestyle’ incl. a 30 day planner to keep track on your habits. And the best part? You can download it for free now!

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