Today I realized that saying "no" also means saying no to myself. I typically thought that when I was told that I had to learn to say "no," that it was in relation to demands that other people placed on me, these demands being of my time, money, etc. However, now at this stage of my healing journey where I am writing this, I now see that it is just as important to say "no" to myself, especially in regard to bad habits. It is my opinion that in order to be a healthy person, one must have a good handle on self-discipline, and this is, in part, done by being very strict, or at least mindful, about the activities one chooses to pursue and the thoughts one chooses to entertain. To some people this comes naturally; to others, like me, it takes conscious effort.