Are all the things you are rushing around to get done things that you actually want to do?
Do you find yourself saying yes to everything anyone asks of you, with the result that you have to stay late at work to get your tasks completed, or worse, that your items fall of your To Do List completely?
There is an art to saying no without hurting someone’s feelings or you feeling guilty because you feel you are letting them down.
Be firm, pleasant and honest.
You can say No, I’m too busy today.
You can offer options with No, I’m too busy, have you asked ….. or
No, I can’t today but I can tomorrow
Saying No does get easier with practise
When you say No to others, who are you saying YES to?