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3 stress-free ways to say NO ⛔

How do you feel about saying the word NO?

Confident? Nervous? Indifferent?

For most people, it is SO HARD to say that one teeny-tiny word (which is funny, since it’s one of the first words we learn to say when we’re little.)

The thing is, saying “no” is especially hard this time of year, with all of its obligations and expectations.

But here’s something to think about next time you feel like you “need” to say yes…

When you find yourself saying YES to everyone and everything — and putting yourself and your own needs on the back burner — you’re actually saying NO to feeling your best.

Warren Buffet says, “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.”

When you say “no” in favor of taking care of yourself, you end up with more energy, less burnt out, and bringing more of YOU to everything you do.

So, here are some strategies for saying “NO” this season, so you have more time for the people and events that matter most to you:

1. Be Direct.  

If it’s something that you really don’t want to do, be clear, honest, and kind. When your schedule is full: “Thank you for the kind offer, but I’m already super booked this week.”

2. Offer an alternative.

When a “no” isn’t quite right, find a middle ground.

When you don’t want to attend yet another event: “I’d love to see you, what if we get together for a walk instead?

3. Raincheck

This is your go-to when an invitation or request competes with your priorities — i.e., spending more time at home creating your own traditions — or you are overbooked.

Remember: Every time you say “no” to something that doesn’t fit your own goals, schedule, or priorities, you’re actually saying “YES” to those goals and priorities…

You got this 🙂


P.S. If you want some fun accountability this month, make sure you grab your copy of the Holiday Hustle Challenge! It’s our gift to you — and it’s specifically designed to help you ramp up your health & fitness. You can download it here:

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