Have you ever been tempted to say yes to something simply because you didn’t want to seem rude or unhelpful?
The good news is, you’re not alone. The bad news is, it’s a very common problem, one that usually carries a ton of guilt along with it.
Saying no can be a huge struggle, especially if you’ve spent most of your life trying to accommodate other’s feelings.
However, adding no to your present vocabulary will not only save your sanity but it will help define clear boundaries with those around you.
Here are 4 simple ways that you can start saying no and still walk away guilt free.
1. Give Yourself Time: When faced with a situation where you feel drawn to say no, it’s helpful to give yourself a little time delay before giving an answer. Start by developing key go-to statements that you can pull out at a moment’s notice such as, “I’ll have to think about that. I’ll get back with you,” or “Let me check my...