Practice saying “no”

Sometimes, “no” is the hardest word to say

By nature, us humans are ‘people pleasers’ and find it really difficult to say no. We’re taught from a young age that saying no can be rude or selfish. We grow up to believe that accommodating everyone’s needs makes us a good person.

This can be detrimental in so many ways! It’s exhausting and inconvenient, we end up putting ourselves out for someone else and neglecting our own needs ahead of another persons.

Saying “no” is a vital thing to learn. It’s exhilarating! It’s a form of self-love.

Look after your own needs first. Don’t feel that you have to say yes to everyone and everything.

The word “no” will free you!

Saying no to other people means that you’re saying yes to yourself! You are prioritising what is important to YOU rather than just wanting to appear to be a nice person.

You can, very politely, say no which gets you out of the thing you shouldn’t be doing and give you more time for the things that you should be doing… Here’s some examples

  • I appreciate the offer, but I can’t.
  • I’m honored, but can’t.
  • I’d love to, but I can’t.
  • I appreciate the invitation, but I am completely booked.
  • Thanks for thinking of me, but I can’t.

Practice saying no to smaller requests first and build up to be able to politely decline larger tasks that don’t serve you or aren’t inline with your own personal goals.

Say no to free yourself and live your life purposefully.

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