It’s hard to do, but it’s definitely possible. Being a people pleaser is a great thing and a terrible thing, because it can be hard to do what is truly right for yourself. But guess what? You’re still an awesome person even if you say no every once in a while.
Living with a chronic illness, I have to say no to a lot of things. It’s not a great feeling. So when I can, I usually say yes to all of the things I can say yes to. This could include plans, favors, etc.
Sometimes I find myself saying yes even when I know I shouldn’t. Like when I say yes to going out even though my head is begging me to stay in. I hate disappointing my friends.
But we need to be able to listen to our bodies and not feel guilty when we have to say no. Do what you need to do for yourself to feel happy and healthy.