How many times have you been asked to do something, agreed – because you felt bad or obligated or too tired to fight it – and later regretted it? Maybe you felt resentful or irritated or exhausted or underappreciated afterward.
How many times have you asked someone else to do something, only to have them bail or half-ass it? Or maybe you felt too guilty to even ask them for help in the first place?
In this video I’m talking about a new perspective on how to pre-empt those situations and check in with your boundaries. This is something I’ve been toying with recently and, as I always like to do, it pulls from a completely different subject matter area.
Check out the video on the principles of “consent” to better identify your “yes” vs. your “no” when being asked to take on new commitments – and how to be a better asker of others.
Where do you think this could be applicable in your work/social/family life?