How saying "no" positively impacts mental health
It’s worth noting that being busy isn’t inherently bad, and it looks different for everyone, according to Rachel Dubrow, a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. “Some people see being busy as a way of living life, with a glass half-full perspective, and want to take advantage of opportunities that come their way,” says Dubrow. It’s all about perspective and balance.
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Saying “no” brings much-needed balance into your life. There’s a reason work-life balance is the buzzword du jour — it gives your body and mind the break they need to thrive. “Happiness walks on balanced feet, not busy ones,” says Dubrow.
But what exactly is the balance we’re all striving for? “Balance is being able to make accommodations and changes when needed so that you can still focus on the good and dwell less on the bad,” says Dubrow.