In this week’s episode of The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, I share a big decision I’ve made about Baggage Reclaim and the podcast.

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5 key topics in this episode

  • You don’t have to hate something to stop. You can love something and also recognise that you need or want to do something different that requires you to let go of the other thing.
  • Your needs, desires, expectations, feelings and opinions evolve over time. What worked and fitted at one point might not later.
  • We are in relationship with everything. Think about your most loving and healthy relationships. Or just straight-up consider the way you feel about a particular thing. e.g. work, money, food, romantic interest. Does it feel like a loving, healthy relationship? Would you want to recreate this feeling or the associated habits elsewhere?
  • Sometimes stopping something is about being a better receiver and not trying to be in control of all the things.
  • The joy of saying no means recognising that when you honour your boundaries and values, you get to say yes to more of what you need, desire, and deserve. No and yes are not separate. When you say no to something, you say yes to something else and vice versa.

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Are you ready to stop silencing and hiding yourself in an attempt to ‘please’ or protect yourself from others? My book, The Joy of Saying No: A Simple Plan to Stop People Pleasing, Reclaim Boundaries, and Say Yes to the Life You Want (Harper Horizon), is out now.

The Joy of Saying No by Natalie Lue book cover. Subtitle: A simple plan to stop people pleasing, reclaim boundaries, and say yes to the life you want.
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