3 Reasons You CAN Say No Without The Guilt

How many times a week are you saying yes then wishing you said no? Your time and energy are precious and saying "No" is one of the kindest things you can do for your well-being. Here's how to do it without feeling guilty.

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Hey I'm Lydia Kimmerling, I'm a finalist for Psychologies and Hay House's new voice for 2016. I will be blogging here for the month of Feb and the winner is the person who has the most votes on their blogs. Will you vote for me? Support this blog by clicking "VOTE UP" above.


Where would you love to be saying no in your life where you feel you have to say yes?

Staying late at work?

Cooking dinner again?

Going out for "one" drink?

Lending your friend money?

The list goes on, there's just so many everyday situations where we think we have to say yes even though it's not ideal for us.

So how do you overcome that without thinking you're letting someone down or being a bad friend?

I have three good reasons to banish the guilt and help you protect your time energy to be a better version of yourself and give more time and energy to the life and people you love.

Watch the video now and then click VOTE UP to support my blog and help me win.


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Ignite is a day-long event dedicated to your wellbeing in London this March and you can get £10 off the ticket price here.

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Lydia Kimmerling

Life Coach, Spiritual Teacher, Speaker, The Happiness Explorer

Hey, I'm Lydia Kimmerling I am MAD, CRAZY, PASSIONATE about helping you to create a life you're super excited to wake up to. Being happy...ish, inspired...ish and fulfilled...ish is never quite enough, is it? When you feel like there is "more" out there for you, it's because there is. A life where you can't remember the last time you worried, stressed or doubted yourself and your friends ask you "What's your secret?" because you GLOW, SPARKLE and SHINE. That can be you and I will show you how. I got my first television job at 17, ran my own restaurant in Panama at 22, taught Hip Hop in Cornwall at 26, was cabin crew for Virgin Atlantic at 28, coached CEO's on confidence at 29, then at 30 took the leap as a certified life & business coach with The International Coaching Federation to launch my very own transformational company called The Happiness Explorer. I am a master of change, so I can tell you that there is NEVER really anything to fear, but has it always been easy? NO! I have blocks, down days and self-doubt too, life doesn't stop throwing you curve balls, it's how you catch the ball and throw it back that changes. Plus, you never know until you try, right? At 32, I now know what the key is to waking up every single day excited about the life you live. It is to know yourself inside and out and to love every part of who you are.The more you know yourself, the more of you there is to love and the more you love yourself, the more you want to give yourself a life you love. The question is…What do you really want?


Go to the profile of Zoey Evans
over 5 years ago
Another awesome blog, this is an issue for me
Go to the profile of Helen
over 5 years ago
Thank you for this
Go to the profile of Sommer Amari
over 5 years ago
Love this video, I'm learning how to say no and my life is so much less stressful! Thanks xx
Go to the profile of Jason Phats
over 5 years ago
Brilliant :)