It can be very hard for us to say “no” to people when they ask for our help. But saying “yes” just to avoid conflict in the moment can lead to resentment and overbooked days. Let’s take a look at what tools you can use to answer the next request exactly how you want to. I’ll suggest ways to:
1. Pause long enough to consider what YOU want to do
2. Keep your priorities and boundaries top-of-mind, so you know how this request affects your week and your mental health!
3. Be clear, kind and unapologetic when you answer…the first time.
4. Let’s get back some of your precious time!