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6 Most Effective Ways To Saying No: Learning To Say No

It’s a basic reality that if you take on too many responsibilities, you’ll never be productive—you’ll just stretch yourself too thin and be less likely to perform effectively or timely. As a result, learning the technique of saying no may be just be the needed push in the right direction. If you are finding it difficult SAYING NO, you are definitely not alone and you are just in the right place.

Yes, usually family members, friends, children, employees, and others will constantly make requests for your time, attention, energy or even money. You have to learn to say no in order to stay productive, save yourself stress, and avoid wasting time. This is what many have failed to learn over the years and regardless of our best intentions, they come with rather unfavorable consequences.

With these 6 most effective ways to saying no, you will definitely be able to learn to start saying NO.

The 6 most effective ways to saying No are:

1. Express Yourself

Just say no. Mind you, don’t equivocate, make flimsy justifications and over explain.This merely gives the other individual a chance to speak up. Also, don’t put it off or stall. If you feel prompted, provide a brief reason. It’s best if you don’t say much.

2.  Establish limits.

The reason why you are having a difficult time saying no might be because you have not sat down yet  to assess your relationships and understand your roles within them. You won’t be as concerned about the ramifications of saying no if you fully comprehend the dynamics and your role. Most likely, you’ll find that your connection is strong enough to endure your refusals.

3. Stand your Ground

When someone can’t take your no, you can bet they aren’t a sincere friend or don’t value your opinion. It is a sign that the person is being inconsiderate. Keep your cool when this happens and don’t feel obligated to give in simply because the other person is agitated.

4. Be Self-centered

First and foremost, check your priorities. This should be your needs and not the ones of the individual who has approached you with a request. If you put that person’s wants ahead of your own, you’ll notice that your productivity suffers and animosity grows.

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5. Keep it simple

An ambiguous response might make the conversation awkward and cause the person making the request to become perplexed. You might leave them wondering if they should come up with further alternatives when you are not on board with the arrangement entirely.

A weak no, on the other hand, invites problematic people to barrage you with requests.

The trick is to keep it simple and firm.

6. Make no attempt to take responsibility for the sentiments of others

Another major reason I used to avoid saying no was because I didn’t want to upset people. I felt that I was responsible for how others felt, and I didn’t want them to be sad.

As a result, I’d go to great lengths to please people. I spent several late hours catching up on work because I prioritized the demands of others before my own and only had time for myself at night. This has a negative impact on my health and happiness.

We must establish a distinction between assisting others and assisting oneself at some point. We must safeguard our health and happiness in order to be of service to others.

CONCLUSION

Because most individuals are naturally polite and helpful to others, cruel and selfish people are constantly despised by the rest of society.

 There are certain people who always look for the positive aspects of a person before anything else. While, this is a beautiful thing, it doesn’t always turn out well for those like this.

What will happen to the good folks when they realize that others might not necessarily be as selfless as they are?

Most of the time, these decent individuals are the ones who suffer the most because their good nature makes them susceptible.

So you’ve been suffering with your reluctance to say no to people in certain situations, even when it’s not in your best interests.

This is why you should go out today and say No when you feel suffocated by much demands. Remember to always put yourself first.

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