ESSENCE Poll: What Area of Your Life Do You Need to Say 'Yes' to More Often?

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Shonda Rhimes knows what she needs to start saying "yes" to in her life. Do you? 

Shonda Rhimes is gearing up to release her first memoir, "The Year of Yes." Yasssssss.

The book will document Rhimes' (uber-successful) 2014—a year where she challenged herself to say "yes" to every unexpected thing that came her way.

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"Saying yes for an entire year turned out to be one of the most amazing decisions I have ever made," Rhimes told Variety. "It was also a little insane, a lot terrifying and sometimes wildly embarrassing. So this is not a story I ever planned to share with anyone. However, once Simon & Schuster asked me, I had no choice—what else could I say but yes?"


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Shonda's journey got us thinking about what areas of our lives we need to start saying yes to more. Should we let go of all of our inhibitions and go for that uncertain dream job? Should we start saying yes to healthy relationships (and start letting go of all of the toxic ones that we have been holding on to since we were 23)? Take our poll and tell us what area of your life you need to start saying yes to. 

What area of your life do you need to say "yes" to more often?
Following my career ambitions
Taking care of myself
Engaging in healthy relationships
My spiritual life
All of the above
Total votes: 169

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