Best Tips to say NO to Someone Without Excuses
Say No is a complete sentence, and “no” can be said in a kind tone and with loving intentions. People can be polite and gracious; “no, thank you. It doesn’t meet my needs.”
You don’t have to make excuses. The best tips to say no work when you are in a place where it is safe to do so.
In other words, you can say “no, I am not able to commit to that right now.”
Saying no can be challenging at first, yet knowing your priorities can make it easier.
What If Someone Wants To Know Your Why
Others often want a justification or an explanation, yet no one has a right to that information.
Protecting energy, time, and peace is vital for all individuals to live harmoniously.
Actually, the intention behind a “no” is a place of love. The way that other individuals respond is not your responsibility.
If others benefit from being around you because it meets their needs, your job is to protect how it affects you.
You have to be true to yourself and how you want to feel.
For example, saying “thank you for the invite, and I cannot be there” is a boundary.
A boundary is the distance between how much I can love you and myself at the same time.
Sometimes those you set boundaries with will not understand. On the other hand, some may start to respect you for having set the boundary, and give themselves permission to do so, too.
No is Allowed
What the other person thinks about receiving a “no” to their request is on them.
This is not in the control of the person who said “no,” nor are their feelings.
For example, if your family invites you to a conversation or an event, you can say no.
If your coworker asks for you to do them a favor, you can say no.
You are at choice, as an empowered adult. If others think that you are selfish, they are wrong. It is everyone’s individual duty to engage in self-love, create their space, and decide who gets to come in and out of those boundaries.
Even though it may seem like your family benefits from your time with them…if it’s ultimately doing damage to your energy, your spirit, your mindset…then where does that leave YOU?
It’s not selfish to create your space and protect it.
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