Sometimes the answer is “No.” I had professional development and I was surrounded by candy. I looked at and then I said, “No.” I snapped a picture and moved on. It was difficult in the moment (I realize that it doesn’t look so great, but it was very appealing in the moment).
Then later I went to dinner with friends. I said no to the unhealthy choices and went with grilled chicken over salad. It was delicious. I really enjoyed it and after I was happy. The evening was about friendship, not food. Sounds simple, but it was an NSV for me.
Funny, sometimes saying “No” is saying “Yes” to me.