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How to Say No

Learning to say no improves our productivity, enhances our time management, and empowers others. Yet, we often fall in the trap of saying yes due to expectations of others, obligations we feel from family and friends, fear over losing our job, or feeling the need to be in control. Establishing priorities and offering alternatives helps us to learn to say no, and ultimately gives us greater time to achieve those things in our lives that are the most important.

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How to Say No

  1. How to say
  2. One of the most powerful words we can learn to say is no
  3. Why dont we do this more? Maybe we:
  4. Feel obligated
  5. Want the diversion
  6. Dont want to let other people down
  7. Think we can do it all
  8. Whatever the reason, not saying no creates stress
  9. We overcommit, and as a result, we underperform.
  10. We become too busy to do anything well, and then feel bad about ourselves
  11. One of the healthiest things we can do is to say no
  12. Click Here Realizing that the world will go on after we say no is empowering
  13. We learn that we can say no and our friends will still love us
  14. Our need to say yes is often due to the expectations of others Click Here
  15. Expectations can be manipulative even if not meant that way: It becomes easier to go along rather than let another person down
  16. However, that only perpetuates the expectations cycle and results in a drop in our productivity
  17. We also struggle with saying no because there are things we really want to do: color changes made to original photo
  18. We really want to be a part of a book club, spend time with our friends, or work to save some some travel funds
  19. We have to know what our goals are and determine if these activities will help us get there
  20. It is important to determine how much time a new obligation will take
  21. If no is still appropriate, be kind in your no, and even offer an alternative that may help them more
  22. How to say
  23. Know your goals so that you can quickly determine if saying no is appropriate
  24. Assign value to your priorities and make others aware, if needed
  25. Make a schedule based on your priorities
  26. Stay strong and remember that saying no can mean that you are more productive and not overcommitting