Do you have trouble saying no?

For a long time I had trouble saying no. I’d get a request, and have a hunch I should say no. But because I generally hate to disappoint people, I’d say yes. And then one of two things would happen. I’d do the thing and resent it. Or I’d realized that I shouldn’t have said yes and have to back-pedal my way out of it. Not anymore. Now I say no. Often.

I’ve been thinking of this lately as I’m in one of those crunch periods where I can’t take on anything else personally or at work. I’m getting married in two weeks and will be taking some time off after that. So I’ve been trotting out my “noes” with increasing frequency. In fact, I did it twice last week. …

Being able to say no has lots of benefits. It helps with time management, reduces stress, and most important, ensures that you can do the things you’ve said yes to….

Here are some rules for figuring out when to say no: {Read the rest at Yahoo!}

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One Response to “Do you have trouble saying no?”

  1. marci Says:

    I certainly have a hard time saying no. The biggest reason I need to remember for why I *should* say no more often is it: “ensures that you can do the things you’ve said yes to.” A lot of my stuff goes undone when I say yes to other people. And that’s not fair, to me.

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