9 Guilt-Free Ways To Say NO Without Using The Word NO!
How many times do you find yourself in situations where you really don't want to do something but end up doing it anyway? Is it because (a) you don't want to be disliked or disapproved of or that (b) you have some sort of fear letting that person down?
The more we can start saying no to things we truly don't want, the easier it is to start saying yes to the things we do. And each time we do, we strengthen that muscle which, in turn, strengthens our boundaries.
We've all been there - saying yes without thinking it through, or wrestling the person who doesn't respect our boundaries, doing something out of obligation or fear they won't like us anymore.
What happens is, when we continue doing things we don't want to we (a) build up resentment which gets stored in the body (and you know I'm all about the body) or (b) it takes away from our highest good and what we can be achieving in that moment.
Saying No can improve your productivity, career, even personal relationships.
So, here are a few ways to say the word in a firm and polite way. These basically sound the same but you can use each one them for a new out each time the challenge arises.
Thank you but it's not going to work out for me.
I would love to but I'm not in a position to honor that request.
It sounds good but it’s not in line with where my focus currently is.
I'm not able to carve out the time needed for this.
My gut tells me to skip this one. Maybe next time.
I'm really overwhelmed with priorities right now. I need to take a step back and re-evaluate things.
I really appreciate you asking me but I am unable to.
I wish I could help but that just doesn't work for me.
That's not really my thing, but thank you.
By the end of this list you will be an expert at saying Yes to you!
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