When you say 'Yes' to others, make sure you are not saying 'No' to yourself. I came across this great quote online today, and thought that it can apply to addiction or to anyone's life situation. When we commit to someone else's request (friends, family members, loved ones, acquaintances, coworkers, etc) we sometimes lose precious time for ourselves, or we commit to something that may not be healthy for us. Sometimes it is okay to politely say 'No,' in order to maintain our own health and well being. It's okay to say no sometimes, especially if the request is going to put you at risk of ruining your recovery.