Minimalist joke... Ha! Seriously, though. As a people pleaser, and person who tends to put their own needs last, I am trying my best to put this tiny, impactful word at the top of my vocab. Bonus is my toddler also knows it well and loves the word, she just doesn't know what it means yet. HA.
NO is a big part of minimalism, and has also really helped me with RUTHLESS decluttering. But it has also helped me try to live a better quality of life as a stay at home mom, parent and wife. When parents are well taken care of, kids are even more well taken care of!
"No" tends to be a taboo word in our society. Because if you say no, it means you're not doing more, buying more, taking on more responsibilities, etc. But isn't less, really more? I'll take quality over quantity any day.