how to say no

New Year, New You. Ugh, we've heard it all before. Every January to be specific. But trying to create major change for a
It becomes uncomfortable for me to turn down a request with a 'no' or voice my opinion when I am faced with an uncomfortable ticklish situation with close friends and loving family members.
Successful people know that in order to excel at something you must develop a laser sharp focus. Is that the fun way of doing
Saying 'no' is an expression of true love and consideration. Many times it's beneficial for everyone, kids and parents alike ... and even for your relationships with your significant other. Haven't you at least on one occasion said 'no' to that decadent dessert that just called to you on the menu?
Recently I was reminded of an important life lesson. It's the lesson of knowing it's ok to just say no and how to say it. A favor was asked of me; however I knew my response would be no. Sharing the situation with my best friend I asked, "How do I say it?" She immediately responded back and said, "Just say NO!"
If people do say no, they usually do it in ineffective ways that come with an excuse. For example, they might say, "I'd like to help but I'm really busy". The problem with this approach is it gives the other person an opportunity to continue to ask. They feel they have an opening. "Since you're busy this week how about next week?"
Each day I remind myself that I'm the one with the stomping boots, I'm the one in charge. I'd love for you to do the same. To beat that destructive inner critic into being the supportive friend it should be.
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Many women have trouble saying no for a variety of reasons. We are natural nurturers, we aim to please, we like to lighten others loads and then of course there's that thing called guilt. Saying yes all the time to things you do not want to do or have time for can lead to chaos in your life.
We teach our kids to share, especially with children who may have less than they do. We teach our kids to cooperate and compromise, especially if they have a tendency to bully for their own way.
It is up to us parents to help our kids shift their perspective from the constant need for instant gratification to a deeper understanding of self-control.
Just because we're able to do something it doesn't mean we should or that we need to. When we do things out of obligation it feels like a chore. When we do things out of love, they feel like a joy. So are you able to? Do you want to?
The key is to learn different, tactful ways to say NO, so you can refuse. Saying NO is not a big deal. Remember that if you
How's your to-do list looking today? Lot's of really important stuff that you must get done to keep things moving on the work and home front? I get it. But what I would also like you think about is what can come off the list
Why do we struggle so to say NO? We don't want our kids to be mad at us. We don't want to disappoint them. We don't want to sit in the blistering storm of their rage.
Capturing someone's attention and getting them to do exactly what you want isn't about being the loudest or shiniest one in the room. It's about saying precisely what needs to be said, and not one word more. It's about calculated brevity. And if you study today's top celebrities, you'll see: it's an art form.
"You can say no," I find myself saying to family after family. Which is kind of an amazing thing to have to say, if you think about it
I was stopped in my tracks one day when a client asked me "what I did for fun" outside the office. It was the ONLY question he had all day that I couldn't answer.