I’m feeling a little conflicted when it comes to saying no to other people. Specifically, my family. Obviously, I really love my family and I want to be the best daughter/sister/aunt that I can be. I want to help, serve others and contribute. At the same time, I also want to accomplish my goals, my work, and grow a business.
Since I work from home, my family thinks that I’m readily available and they’re always asking me for favors. (For example, my brother is always asking me to pick up his kids from school, etc.) Whenever I say “no”, my family criticizes me, tells me I’m selfish, etc…
C- Family members ask for favors.
T- I need to honor my calendar & if it conflicts with my work, then I need to say no to my family.
A- Say no to family members
R- I honor my calendar, but my family criticizes me and says that I’m selfish for not helping out
I’m a little conflicted with where I draw the line of helping myself or helping others. I want to honor my commitments & show up in my business, but at the same time, I don’t want to be a selfish person who only cares about work. I still want to help and be of service to others, especially my family. But I want to help from a genuine place, not obligation.
Your insight is greatly appreciated!