Those who feel empowered enough to say “no” have less stress in their life!
It may not surprise you that higher assertiveness is linked with more positive mental health. This correlation was found in a study published in Science Direct, which investigates the relationship between assertiveness, saying “no,” and mental health.
But which comes first? If we act assertively, can we improve our mental health? Or, if we sacrifice our assertion, are we harming our mental health?
Following on from Wednesday’s piece on people-pleasing, today we will talk about what it means to be assertive and the associated benefits.
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