30-Day Just Say No Challenge Day 22: So Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want

I try my best not to be difficult or complain too much and no where is that more apparent than at a restaurant. I hate to send food back. For one, I don’t want to be fussy, and I don’t want to make everyone I’m eating with wait for me at the end.

If something is wrong with a meal or a drink, I’ll say something to whoever I’m sitting with. Quite often, I’ll let them taste it to make sure I’m not crazy and it’s usually when they tell me to send something back that I do.

Saturday I was having lunch with my sisters and my mom as part of her surprise 75th birthday celebration. My meal came out with sauce all over it when I had asked for it on the side and the meal itself was cold. I could have dealt with scraping off the sauce, but since there were two things wrong with it, I bypassed telling anyone at the table and sent it back.

Stand Up for Yourself.gif

It felt good to not second guess myself and while my food took a long time to come back out, I still finished my meal around the same time that my family did.

So in this case, it was a matter of saying no once again to myself and for not settling for something I hadn’t exactly order and had come out cold. Was it a big step? No, but that’s not what this is about. It’s about exercising my muscle to feel less guilty about asking for what I want and standing up for myself no matter what anyone else thinks. And to me, that feels good.

Are you good about asking for what you want? Do you feel guilty sending food back or do you do it without batting an eye? Tell me below and if you like what you’ve read, please share this and subscribe below. Thanks!