Most children go through a phase where their favourite word is “No”. That’s because no is a power word. It gives us a definite sense of self. This means saying “No” is an ideal opportunity to rediscover your priorities and sense of who you are.
Until we learn to say “No” we continue to be overwhelmed with too much to do and not enough time. Have you noticed that it’s usually important things impacted by not saying “No”, like quality time with self or family, our health and our stress levels?
Whether you learn to say “No” more often, or just learn to say “Yes” on your terms, it’s time to release yourself from the burden of pleasing others. Give yourself time and freedom to be, and do, what matters to you.
What you need to say "no" to
What your existing beliefs are around saying no and how to stop people pleasing
Identify your priorities to help you back up your "no" plan
When to say no, and how!
Helpful tips and techniques for saying no pleasantly, assertively and with conviction