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.
So, how do organizations stave off this potential problem? The key is to cultivate a culture that eliminates the negative
Is it just me or is it really easy to overcommit and find yourself neck-deep in obligations before you realize what's going on? You feel super-busy (not in a good way) and are becoming increasingly irritable.
Successful people know that in order to excel at something you must develop a laser sharp focus. Is that the fun way of doing
Did you know a panic attack can feel like a heart attack? I didn’t, but I do now.
Pressure to stay ahead is a common reason many successful professionals are on the verge of burning out. They create perpetual, out-of-control to-lists that never end.
With these suggestions in mind, your schedule will stay just that: Yours. You won't ever have to do outings and activities you don't want to.
Just small samples at first, until I get you hooked on the power of it. You jones for the moment you can use your no on someone or something. Then that moment happens. Someone asks for something you are just not feeling like giving right then. And no takes over and it spills out of you. Elation and joy ensues. You are hooked and I'm on to the next corner of yessers.
What can happen is that we transform our personal ecosystem and create an environment where we are more productive, less stressed, and ready to say "Yes" again.
The next time someone actually asks you for something, and your inner voice says no, tell them.
Despite all of this, a part of me wanted to say yes for the sake of being easy-going and willing...but I didn't. Originally
Then I ran into a bit of a snag... This is big. Huge. Like most women, I was taught to always put myself last and everyone
The way I felt and behaved back then was not the legacy I wanted to leave. That's not how I wanted to be remembered. How about you? Do you want to be remembered as an unhappy, frustrated woman? You don't have to let your current situation determine how others will see you in the future.
The ability to say "no" comes easier to some, but feels virtually impossible to others. Many people are very comfortable with saying "no" when their plate is too full, or they simply do not want to do something.
At the end of the day you're left with you -- or whatever's left of you after energetic transactions with the outside world. Don't lay your head down each night in a deficit. Expending more energy than you're bringing in is just like going into financial debt, only it's far, far more costly in the long run.
Here are five tips for scaling down and making the best use of your precious time:
I basically became a walking, stressed out doormat. If I had been completely honest with myself, I think I would have known
I do want to raise the question: Is saying NO truly detrimental to your career? From where I'm sitting, I see huge red flags. I believe your refusal to say NO when everything in your body and mind say otherwise is a mindset issue.