You may be reluctant ever to say “no” because other people will be disappointed. Your fear about their reaction can supercede attending to your own needs. But there’s another way to think about “no”…
Gain Time and Respect by Saying No
You have the right to determine what commitments to take on. When you say “yes” out of obligation or fear, you lose self-respect. When you say “no” (or “not now”) judiciously, you feel better about yourself. You may find that others respect and even trust you more. And you free up time to do what matters more to you.
(This eTip brought to you by the Boundary-setting link in your Productivity Chain.)