If you want to be more effective, if you want to “get more done,” or even if you just want some breathing room in your life, you need to say no more often.For some of us, of course, this is easier said than done.
The inability to say no is one of the things that contributes the most to overwhelm. It can even lead to feelings of guilt or shame—you feel guilty for “letting someone down” even though you’re struggling to keep up on your own.What should you say no to?
That’s up to you! But here’s a start: anything that you don’t want to do.Before you come up with objections to that statement—”but there are so many things I simply have to do”—I challenge you to try living by it for a while. Again, every request has a cost. By saying yes to one.