Quick TipAre you a “Yes man?” Practice “Juicy No’s”

Why It’s Important to Learn to Say No

We do it to ourselves, don’t we? We say yes to everything, from volunteering for school to helping out our favorite charity to attending religious programs to helping out a friend. We want to do all of these things, we want to please the people we care about, we want to expose our children to important experiences.

But, in truth, for many of us, it’s too much of a good thing. It’s time to learn to say no – consciously, and deliberately, for the health of our selves and our families.

Every time you say yes to something, you are by default saying no to something else.  So make it deliberate. I call it a “juicy no.” Juicy because it’s something you might want to do, but no because you choose not to do it now.

What CAN you say “no” to that will actually take the pressure off of you?


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