Saleen Says: saying no without feeling guilty.

I didn’t feel like going to a bar. I barely felt like moving, so I didn’t.

Saleen Says: What makes you happy?

Today, I’m going to list the things that make me happy. This way, I’ll always have something to refer to when I’m down, and I can use them as motivation to keep pushing forward.

Saleen Says: learning to say no.

I don’t want to be anyone’s prey anymore, and I’m learning to protect myself by saying no to situations that make me uncomfortable, or that I know I can’t afford to be involved in.

Saleen Says: positive selfishness vs. negative selfishness.

Over the past few months, I’ve learned that there are two types of selfishness that people exude: the first kind is a more positive form that I think is the hardest to grasp, especially for people-pleasers. We would rather suffer just to make others happy. We’re givers, making us easy targets for takers, which leads me to the second type of selfishness.