Saying “no” to someone can be one of the most difficult things that you ever have to do. But sometimes you have to learn to say no To protect yourself from being hurt or overworked and misused. People will try to take advantage of you if you don’t learn to stand up for yourself. If you’re always saying yes to things that you really and truly don’t wanna do or that you don’t have the time to do then that’s hurting yourself. So the best thing to do is to learn how to say no to them but in a nice way.
So if somebody asks you to do something like maybe stay late after work just say I’m sorry I’m unable to do that right now I have a previous engagement. You could also say let me get back to you on that or I’ll have to think about that. Perhaps they want you to take on an extra curricular activity and your schedule is already full just say, “I’m sorry Im not able to do that right now perhaps check back with me on the future”. This way it should keep the peace between you and that person and keep you out of an unwanted engagement or project. Can you think of any other ways to say “no” to people in a nice way? Hmmmm…. now that’s food for thought! 🤔