It’s that crazy time of year. Here’s how to say, “No.”
There’s an art and a power in declining.
But I’m declining to say no to crunchy tacos while reading poetry by myself, thank you.
The key to saying no is to just say it and then STOP TALKING. You don’t need to give excuses, an apology, or an explanation.
THIS WEEK, TRY THIS: The next time someone asks you to do something that violates your boundaries (last week’s topic!), simply say, “Thanks, I’ll have to pass on that.” Notice that there is no ‘but’ in that sentence, nor is there an explanation or an apology. Let the other person show their character by either accepting or asking you to do something that goes against your boundaries.
If you feel the need to say ‘no’ a bit more eloquently, try one of these 21 Ways to Say No.