I have decided to dedicate a post on Thursday to therapy, and offer you the many tips I have learned on the couch. They will be a good reminder for me, as well, of something small I can concentrate on. Many of them are published in my book, “The Pocket Therapist: An Emotional Survival Kit.”
Just as important as saying yes, is saying no.
If you’re unable to utter this consonant-vowel combination, then practice this paragraph several times in front of a mirror:
You know, I’d love to help you out by hosting an Arbonne cosmetics party, but my schedule is so crammed right now with the kids’ lacrosse and soccer, and with my therapy and learning good boundaries–rehearsing script after script on how to say no tactfully–that I simply can’t fit it in at this time. I’m sure that the products are unparalleled in quality … just like the Longaberger basket I bought at the last party for a bargain price of $300. Try someone else?