Thank you for writing this. I am a born again "no" sayer. I used to say yes to everything and spread myself so thinly. I found myself doing things I really didn't want to do as I put other people first. I was the classic person putting myself on fire to heat others.
I'm evolving and learning and the biggest lesson of all is saying no.
This has resulted in a loss of some people from my life. It is a difficult journey. But it is important. And whilst there are some bumps in the road, ultimately I am the happiest I have ever been.