Say no from your core being. No is a complete sentence.
How many times have we felt the need to explain? To be cross examined by the one who asked the question we hesitantly said no to. Our responses sound hollow to our own ears. I’m busy, and I have so much going on, and I’m tired. We’ve been taught those answers are insufficient.
They want to know why, and want you to say yes. The disappointment, the pleading, it will test your resolve.
NOTICE: It’s about THEM. Saying no is from a place of self care. Giving them a yes that doesn’t have your heart in it, or doesn’t align with your values or even your schedule, is half-hearted at best.
- Does not require an explanation.
- Is not up for debate.
- Shall not be coerced.
- Is a complete sentence.
No should align with your heart and core.
To say the word NO
- Always take a deep breath.
- Pull no up from the earth through the soles of your feet.
- Let it travel through your body, connecting with your center, joining with your heart.
- Allow the sound, the power, to resound off your vocal cords.
Feel badly that you’re disappointing someone? Let your eyes be sympathetic.
And still say NO.
What are your thoughts on saying no? Is it difficult or easy for you? Let me know in the comments, or via the social media connections. I’d love to hear from you!
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