Even when I say "No," I still care about the people to whom I say it. "No" is not an indication of my feelings for the person who made the request. Saying "No" is about keeping my own happiness, joy, and peace, instead of giving them away to please others.
People still love me when I say "No" to them. They understand why I sometimes have to decline their request. I can take good care of the people I love without agreeing to everything they ask of me. I realize it is okay to say "No."
Saying "No" can be healthy. By saying "No," I ensure my own happiness and peace of mind. I say "Yes" when I can, "No" when I cannot, and that's perfectly fine with me. Others appreciate my honesty.
I still feel good about myself when I say "No" to a request. Declining some requests gives me the time to follow through on the ones I accept. I say "No" to keep my life in balance, and it works very well. Saying "No" keeps me healthy and happy.
Today, I allow myself to say "No" to requests I cannot accommodate.
- How can I say "No" without hurting someone's feelings?
- How can I say "No" and still feel good about myself?
- What is the best way for me to say "No" without causing problems for others?