“Choose discomfort over resentment.” – Dr Brené Brown If you really don’t have the bandwidth or don’t want to do it, saying yes to something can end up making you mad later. And whether you’re mad at the situation, mad at the person who asked you to do it, or mad at yourself for agreeing to do it, it’s just not good. It can be downright awkward to say no. We’ve all experienced the swell of anxiety when reluctantly saying yes, knowing all the while our gut is screaming “no way!” Whether subconsciously, we often say yes to things we’d rather not do out of a desire to please. We don’t want to disappoint and saying yes is far easier and satisfying in the short-term. But long-term, it can leave you stressed out, overbooked, and resentful.