10 Tips for Getting Comfortable with Saying “NO!”
When I was a people pleasing kind of “nice” girl, I couldn’t get the word “no” out. Turning someone down meant possibly losing a friendship, or alienating someone. You might not even like the person but if you want to be liked by everyone, agreeable seems to be the right course. People pleasers think it’s nice to never say “no.” It seems like the best way to be liked. And they want to be liked. We all do on some level. But saying “yes” at the expense of your own needs and desires isn’t nice! You can turn people down in ways that are soft like a feather and feel as comfortable.
Long time habits take a while to break. You can turn off agreeable auto-pilot. If you’re consistent, you can have yourself a lot more time for you by giving less to others. Here are 10 tips for getting comfortable with saying “No!”