As women, we often have a hard time saying no. We like to make sure everyone is happy and everything is getting done. We also tend to think that we can make all of this happen by ourselves. Thus, we say yes to requests and pleas for help. Everytime.
Learning to say no is healthy. It will cut down on your stress and let you have time for the most important things in your life. Here are some situations when you should say no:
Feeling over-stressed or over-worked. Work and stress often come hand in hand. However, there is a limit. If you are feeling like nothing will ever get finished or you are having to sacrifice your family time for work, you need to say no to more projects and tasks.
You feel uncomfortable. If you are asked to do something that makes you feel uneasy or uncomfortable, say no. You don’t want to compromise your morals or become wrapped up in something you don’t agree with. Trust your gut and say no.
Stick with your passion. If you get into the habit of saying yes to everything, you will end up working on projects that you aren’t passionate about. As a result, your work won’t be up to par and you won’t be happy. Stick with projects that you care about or think are important.
No is just a two letter word. It’s a simple word that will make a big impact when you learn to use it in the right situations.