Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Peer Pressure

We teach (or try to anyway) our kids to not give in to Peer Pressure. But as adults do we practice what we preach? I can say that for me no I don't.

Time and time again something comes up that I don't whole heartily believe or want to do and yet because my peer's do it, I cave and do it too. Now granted it's never anything bad or illegal, just things I don't agree with. I suffer from "NSN" syndrome. In case you haven't heard of it, it's Never Say NO. I can not say those 3 words. No matter how much I don't want to do it, I NEVER SAY NO. I then call up my friends and complain about the evil person who is putting up to the said task.

This ends today. That said I want everyone to know it's nothing against you but in the future you will ask me to do something and I WILL SAY NO!!! It won't be on everything of course but if it's really something I don't want to do , I will say no.

Today I stood a mini ground and quietly ,secretly , stated a small NO shout. And it was heard. And I got my way!!! So I am now feeling empowered. Next time it will be a bigger NO.

Now I will be staying at home this weekend and totally vegging out and being lazy and I am excited!!

How many of you suffer from NSN? Have you ever decided to start standing your ground?


Brigitte said...

Way to go! I bet you will really appreciate your weekend now!

it's me, Val said...

I think we all deserve time to ourselves sometimes. It's empowering to say no. How often do you do things for yourself? Not much. I think the only way to keep yourself going and going in a good way, is to make time for YOU once in a while. It's my only way of staying sane. Keep it up, J!