Do you ever say yes then when it comes time to do it you regret it?

@TriciaW (2441)
United States
March 25, 2008 6:27am CST
I sometimes have a hard time saying no then when it comes time to do it I am like eerrrr I don't want to go. Yesterday I got a call from the school to see if I would come and help in the kitchen today. I said yes even though I had a ton of things I wanted to do today. Now that I am awake I am thinking errrr I don't want to go and help in the kitchen. The head lady there is a control freak who has to do everything herself or watch over you to make sure you are stirring right. I will end up going because I said I would but know I am going to hate every minute of it. I just wish I could come up with nos when I get the out of the blue call to help someone. Do you find this happens to you or are you a person that can say no easily?
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• Belgium
25 Mar 08
Similar thing happened to me. My neighbors were leaving and my parents left so they needed SOMEONE to take care of their rabbit. Considering that I was staying behind I accepted to take care of the rabbit. Now I have to go outside, in freezing weather, every morning and take it out. Then, at night I have to chase behind it and put it back in its cage. It can take up to half an hour. I would much rather be slacking off at home doing nothing.
@TriciaW (2441)
• United States
25 Mar 08
OK I will remember this today everytime I think why am I here I will just think at least I am not chasing a rabbit. Thank you so much for that image it made me laugh. Sorry you have to do it though.
@TriciaW (2441)
• United States
26 Mar 08
Have to tell you I made it through the day and your chasing a rabbit came to mind so many times!! Thank you for sharing that!
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
26 Mar 08
I can say it - in a heart beat. I used to not be able to but I've learned how.
About 10 years ago I couldn't say no to just about anything but I've learned to because I couldn't do everything and what I needed to get done too. Some times I'd be too tired and couldn't do some things or too sick. Now working for someone who's mean as this woman, I know how long I'd be there. lol
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
25 Mar 08
I am just like this. I usually don't say no to anything asked of me unless there is no way that I can do it. Then later I totally regret it!! I guess that I am a people pleaser~but lots of times that works against me because I am not pleased!
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
25 Mar 08
I have the same over the years wherein I said yes when I really wanted to say no. I realized that agreeing something that is so against from what we want and our conviction is dishonoring to ourselves. More and more I have tried to be truer to myself by learning to say NO even if it would displease somebody. I could afford for other people to think less of me but I cannot afford to think less of myself. I believe that one actually losses a little of ones self respect by going against ones conviction, desires and beliefs. So I have to be true and learned to say NO. It is hard but its a step in the right direction.