Yes! You can say No
It is perfectly okay to say, "No." You
have permission. Many people don't like to disappoint others
by saying, "No." They will tend to acquiesce even
when overloaded. Some will agree when it is not in their best
interest just to be accommodating.
When we decline a request, we don't have to go
into a long explanation. Just say, "No." Be direct,
be polite and don't apologize. It is okay to say "No"
and it is all right not to have a reason.
Saying "No" to things you do not want
to do is a form of self-care. By saying "No" to the
things that you do not want to do makes time for the things
that you do want to do.
Just say, "No" so that you can say,
"Yes" to the things you really want to do. For every
"Yes" you say, you are saying "No" to something
else. When you say, "Yes" to something you don't want
to do, you actually say, "No" to what you do what
to do. Remember, this is your life. Do you want to spend it
doing things you don't want to do or by doing what brings you
joy, happiness and contributes to your overall satisfaction.
Practice saying, "No" today. See how
it feels not to commit to things you do not want to do and leave
space for things you do want in your life.
How good are you at saying, "No?"
Coach Rachelle Disbennett-Lee, PhD provides daily motivation,
information and inspiration to thousands of busy self development
enthusiast who want to stay focused and on track to their goals
through her award winning e-zine 365 Days of Coaching. For a
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