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Saying Yes to Life

In the last few weeks,  my life has taken a dramatic turn around and it’s all down to changing my mind set on one word… Yes!

I’ve knows for a long time now that saying ‘no’ is a safe answer, it means that you can safely head home, order a pizza and watch a whole series on Netflix, it means that you keep your satisfactory 9-5 job and safely pay your bills on time. It means you’ll be in a place where no one can hurt you or say anything mean… When you’re saying ‘no’, you’re staying within your comfort zone…

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone” – Neale Donald Walsch

For example, was I in my comfort zone when I decided to leave everybody I knew and move to London with no job, no friends and no money? Did I feel comfortable leaving a job I absolutely hated, with the risk of not finding any better work? Am I in my comfort zone when people from all over the world read my blog?

Hell No! But there is no doubt that these moments in my life have been the most influential and beneficial.

By simply answering with the word ‘yes’ you suddenly feel more in-control of your life…

Say yes when your friends ask you out for drinks, as it’s a guaranteed way of strengthening your friendship and a possibility of being introduced to new people who are on the same wave length as you.

Say yes to travel, as it will open your mind to new ways of living and will connect you with people from all over the globe.

Say yes to your needs, more sleep, more love, more exercise, more funny TV shows. Whatever it is, don’t deny yourself any of it.

Say yes when a little voice inside says ‘this way of life just isn’t working for me anymore’. When you accept that something needs to change whether it be your job, your mind-set, your location, your relationship, whatever. You are saying yes to life. You’re opening doors, you’re creating new paths, you’re breaking out of your comfort zone!

I wanted to share this with you as I’ve not always been this open to life. I’ve suffered from social anxiety and shyness throughout time and if anyone else reading this suffers from it, you can probably list all the events you’ve missed out on or the opportunities turned down, even when you know deep down you want to do them, there is something in the way stopping you.

Try to say yes to something you would usually say no to and see what happens. My shyness and social anxiety is a thing of the past just because I said yes to good friendships and yes to confidence!

“The further you get away from yourself, the more challenging it is. Not to be in your comfort zone is great fun.” – Benedict Cumberbatch

Thank you for reading, I hope this has helped in one way or another. What’s the biggest achievement ‘Yes’ has brought you? 🙂

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30 Comments

      • Anonymous says

        Thankyou Natasha. ..you’ve reminded us in such a lovely way to wake up and say yes to life in every way we can…New adventures every day.

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  1. love this post,so motivitional,saying yes to new thhings is on the top of my resolutions list and so far I’m doing really good xo

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  2. Sophia says

    I’m an expert at saying no.
    But I remember one day walking along the road and saying to myself ‘whatever comes today I’m going to say yes’. Within minutes a friend phoned and asked me if I wanted a flight in his glider. I said yes. It was amazing. I flew it!!! He is one of my dearest friends now.

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  3. Great post!! I’m really bad at saying no, but it’s never about me in that situation… I always say no to myself and yes to others. I’m going to give your little tip a try this week… who knows what will happen!

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    • Saying yes to yourself is the most important thing!!! I’m happy you’re gonna try it 🙂 it’s a great feeling when you start doing things for yourself x

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  4. Beautiful photos. Here in America saying yes requires some thought. I’ve been saying “NotMyPresident” so long that NO seems automatic. I’m joking somewhat. You seem very wise. I’ve been a “victim” of social phobia much of my life. Sometimes it helps to have a friend or family member volunteer to punch through that humongous rut in the road of life.

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  5. Thanks for dropping by my blog! This is a great post! What made you decide to move to the UK? Just curious since you mention no job or friends there.

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  6. I’ve been working on saying yes a lot more, Social anxiety can sometimes get the better, but pushing through has also given me some great new experiences and memories. Great post 🙂

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  7. Love this blog! I’ve just said Yes to going to Spain for 3 months to learn! And that’s a 2 day journey from Aus! Loving you blog and I really admire you’re attitude. I hope that I can spread a little positivity with my blog too Look forward to reading your next blogs! x

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  8. thank you for dropping by my blog. i am so glad i have seen yours. i enjoyed the entire experience. great job. i will also show to my daughter. she will like it.

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  9. I could not agree more! This is right in line with what I write and speak about. The latest life changing tool for me is eliminating the word “can’t” from my vocabulary. Being partially disabled I was using that word way too much! By eliminating can’t and telling myself I can, I have stepped outside my comfort zone and accomplished things I was convinced I could not do. Thanks for such an inspiring post! I love this!

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    • Getting rid of can’t is a great idea!!! I often use the word can’t and I never feel good because of it. Also ‘should’ is a terrible one that I need to stop using. Xxx

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  10. amanda_dotdotdot says

    Yes Yes Yes! I’ve had great experiences & adventures due to saying yes! It does take effort though, doesn’t it? I’m the worst for saying ‘nah’ to phone calls with family and friends. I need to get better at saying YES to these bonding opportunities. Great post. Loved it. 🙌

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