Some of us aren’t as fortunate as others who aren’t afraid to put their foot down and say no when needed. It truly is a struggle when you’re too nice to be able to say no when put in a position that makes you uncomfortable or forces you to do something you really don’t want to do. There’s a thin line between being friendly and helpful, and being a doormat. Being able to say no simply sets boundaries that you need with all your social interactions. 

1- You always end up going to parties/gathering that you don’t want to 

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Even when all you wanna do is curl up in a ball, binge eat and avoid the humans.

2- Your calendar is filled up with all the things you agreed to do for other people 

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and you have no time for yourself anymore.

3- You’re probably always broke because you end up paying for everyone 

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Max’s struggles are way too relatable to you, because you either lend money that will not be returned or always pay for your friends.

4- If anyone needs a ride, they know you’re available 

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You need to take a page from Regina George’s book.

5- You suck at bargaining 

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And learn something about bargaining from Jessica from Fresh Off The Boat!

6- You over-eat, not because you have an eating disorder, but because your grandma made it and you can’t say no 

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Literally, anyone can guilt-trip you to eat or do anything for that matter.

7- If you don’t run away from salespeople, you’ll end up buying the whole mall 

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8- You don’t know how to ignore people

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And those read receipts are your worst enemy.

9- Whenever your teacher asks for volunteers, all it takes is for them to look at you 

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Even if it’s as uncomfortable as being in the Hunger Games…

10- If your friends need a hangout place, you can never say no to hosting 

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And then, just like Cady Heron, you end up getting shocked with like a hundred party guests.

11- You’re always exhausted from thinking of excuses

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It might even be the reason why your creativity improved so much.

12- You avoid people just because you know you can’t say no

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It’s better to never be asked, than to say no, so you hide at all costs.

13- In the rare occasions when you actually CAN’T, you keep apologising profusely 

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Just like everything else, you won’t be able to say no until you force yourself to. Practice makes perfect 😉