31 Times You Need To Say 'No' And Choose To Do What's Best For You

by Gigi Engle

There are certain situations we all face at different points in our lives when we really just need to say “no.”

Life is always looking for new ways to trap you -- taxes, awful cell phone contracts and so-called “friends” you don't want.

Life is too short to get stuck in a job you hate; too short to stay in an unsatisfying, unfulfilling relationship; too short to spend in a living situation you're unhappy in.

It can be pretty easy to fall into a routine, suddenly waking up 20 years down the line only to realize you've wasted your entire life and now it's too late.

Daunting, I know, but it can happen much easier -- and faster -- than you think. When you let your fear paralyze you -- when you keep saying “yes!” when you really want to say “hell no!" -- life can get away from you, leaving you with no control of your destiny.

You need to be able to stand up for yourself, your dreams and your future.

No one is going to fight for you, so you have no choice but to fight for yourself.

Strive for a life of freedom and for obligations you actually choose, not ones chosen for you.

Simple. Unlimited. Here are 31 times you need to say “no” and just go.

1. Say "no" to a job you don't love.

Don't keep working a 9-to-5 you can't stand.

2. Say "no" to your toxic relationship.

Accept the love you deserve, not the love leaving you broken.

3. Say "no" to boundaries.

No one wants to live inside of a box.

4. Say "no" to your parents' expectations.

Your life is about following your passion -- no matter how risky it seems to Mom and Dad.

5. Say "no" to needing validation from others.

You don't need anyone to tell you how great you are. Just know how great you are.

6. Say "no" to people holding you back.

And "no" to holding yourself back, for that matter.

7. Say "no" to what society thinks you should be doing with your life.

You have to make your own path.

8. Say "no" to wasting your precious time.

Make every moment count.

9. Say "no" to waiting around for others.

You just don't have time for that.

10. Say "no" to juice cleanses.

"Yes" to eating, eating, eaaaaating!

11. Say "no" to your horrible boss.

Hard-pass on getting screamed at every day.

12. Say "no" to the last drink you didn't want.

Everyone is taking shots, but it doesn't mean you have to.

13. Say "no" to feeling obligated to do anything you don't want to.

If you're not down, don't do it!

14. Say "no" to self-pity.

Instead, focus on making yourself better.

15. Say "no" to avoiding the inevitable.

Just face the hard situations and move on.

16. Say "no" to following anyone else's path.

You carve your own way in this world, so get slicing.

17. Say "no" to being heartbroken.

Forget wallowing, get out and taste life instead.

18. Say "no" to giving up your dreams.

If you give up on your dreams, your life will be wasted.

19. Say "no" to settling.

You can't get what you want if you accept less than you deserve.

20. Say "no" to rationalizing your fears.

Face your fears -- they only make you stronger.

21. Say "no" to your strict diet.

Carbs were sent from heaven above, with love.

22. Say "no" to being guarded.

We have to open our hearts to be able to love.

23. Say "no" to having a breakdown.

Remember, when you hit rock bottom, the only way out is up.

24. Say "no" to people who don't have time for you.

Real friends are the ones who change their schedules to fit you in no matter what.

25. Say "no" to pressure.

Pick up your passport and fly away from here.

26. Say "no" to feeling lost.

The best adventures are the ones that happen when you abandon maps.

27. Say "no" to being the underdog.

Don't let the bigger fish deter you from success.

28. Say "no" to borders.

Don't ever feel like you're caged inside of a box with no way out.

29. Say "no" to monotony.

Spontaneity is good for you!

30. Say "no" to easy.

Accept the challenges you face head on.

31. Say "no" to FOMO.

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T-Mobile is the kind of company that lets you go and live your life. That is a beautiful thing. So, say "no" and go. You've earned it.