|The Power of “No”||
ACTIVITY ID: 20906
It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by work and life. One of the easiest stress busters is learning the simple word, “no.” It’s not always easy! But saying “no” is an important part of setting boundaries and preserving time for the people and events that fulfill you. You likely get regular requests: volunteer at your child’s school, coach a team, make and donate a craft, attend a meeting, cook for the potluck. The first step is to decide whether the request is something you want to do. If it is not something you want to do, decide whether you can say “No.” If you need help finding the words, try the following ideas.
Adapted from Christine Carter’s “21 Ways to ‘Give Good No,’” from the website, Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life: http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/21_ways_to_give_good_no