One the better changes I’ve made in the past year is the adopt the mindset of “default yes”. When asked do something I need to have an explicit reason to say no, otherwise the answer is yes. It’s always easier and safer to say no, but you miss out on so much. Saying yes as a default response felt awkward as I got used to it, but eventually it felt more natural. I’m convinced “default yes” leads to more experiences, especially the unexpected ones, and better relationships with family and friends.