Learn to take charge of your life. In this busy world, where we’re all encouraged to be upbeat and positive and to say ‘yes’, many of us find it extremely difficult to say ‘no’. If you’re someone who is always chasing around after others, it’s highly likely that you need to learnt to say ‘no’ a lot more than you currently do. If something isn’t enhancing your life, ask yourself why you’re doing it. Is it worthwhile? Has it outlived its purpose in your life? If you don’t have a very good reason for doing something, just say ‘no’ to it! If you find it difficult, practice.
Stand in front of a mirror and let your mouth form the word ‘no’. Next time you’re faced with a request, buy yourself time by saying, ‘Can I think about it?
Someone once said, ‘if you never say “no”, then what is your “yes” worth?’ If you think about this for a minute, by saying ‘no’, what you are doing is creating the space for your ‘yes’ to really mean something.