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Saying No

How To Get Better At Saying No

Bustle | Posted 06.29.2016 | Women

With these suggestions in mind, your schedule will stay just that: Yours. You won't ever have to do outings and activities you don't want to.

Forgiveness and Saying No: Two Concepts You Need More in Your Life

Lisa Schmidt | Posted 06.14.2016 | Women
Lisa Schmidt

Just small samples at first, until I get you hooked on the power of it. You jones for the moment you can use your no on someone or something. Then that moment happens. Someone asks for something you are just not feeling like giving right then. And no takes over and it spills out of you. Elation and joy ensues. You are hooked and I'm on to the next corner of yessers.

Lessons From a Garbage Dump: How to Say 'No'

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
The University of Central Florida Forum

What can happen is that we transform our personal ecosystem and create an environment where we are more productive, less stressed, and ready to say "Yes" again.

Saying 'No' Doesn't Make You a Bad Person But...

JoAnna Niles | Posted 04.18.2016 | Women
JoAnna Niles

The next time someone actually asks you for something, and your inner voice says no, tell them.

Three Reasons You Need To Say 'No' More Often

Ashley Stahl | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
Ashley Stahl

Originally Published in Forbes The lights came up on the stage, and I was about to make my entrance before the audience as a producer ran up behind ...

The Art of Putting Yourself on a Pedestal

Mary Pritchard | Posted 04.06.2016 | Women
Mary Pritchard

Two years ago, I made a promise to myself. When faced with a situation where I was asked to do something - no matter how small - if I didn't get an im...

Will 'Risk-Free and Unhappy' Be Your Legacy?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 03.17.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

The way I felt and behaved back then was not the legacy I wanted to leave. That's not how I wanted to be remembered. How about you? Do you want to be remembered as an unhappy, frustrated woman? You don't have to let your current situation determine how others will see you in the future.

Learning to Say 'No'

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 02.23.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

The ability to say "no" comes easier to some, but feels virtually impossible to others. Many people are very comfortable with saying "no" when their plate is too full, or they simply do not want to do something.

Are You a Yes Monster?: Why Saying No Is Good for Your Health

Selina Rose | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Selina Rose

At the end of the day you're left with you -- or whatever's left of you after energetic transactions with the outside world. Don't lay your head down each night in a deficit. Expending more energy than you're bringing in is just like going into financial debt, only it's far, far more costly in the long run.

How To Say No To People (And Still Be Nice About It)

Susie Moore | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Here are five tips for scaling down and making the best use of your precious time:

Break the Mold: Warning Signs that Your Job Isn't a Fit

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 02.16.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

One day, I finally realized I was just holding on. I was clinging to work that I didn't enjoy. I was grasping onto a position that didn't fit me...

Does Your Career Suffer If You Say NO at Work?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

I do want to raise the question: Is saying NO truly detrimental to your career? From where I'm sitting, I see huge red flags. I believe your refusal to say NO when everything in your body and mind say otherwise is a mindset issue.

6 Times It's Totally OK To Say 'No'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living

For a tiny word, "no" certainly can make a big impact. While "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes pursued a year of "yes" in 2015, fellow fierce lady Lena ...

What If Tomorrow Never Comes?

Deborah King | Posted 01.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deborah King

How do you finally get around to loving yourself like you should? Here are five suggestions.

Don't Take It Personally When I Tell You 'No.' I'm Using It On Everyone This Year

Lena Dunham | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Lena Dunham

A well-timed yes can expand our world in beautiful and unexpected ways. But I am writing now to espouse the power of another simple word: no.

Pride and Ego: The Saboteurs of Growth

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

I strategically sought out positions I believed would impress future employers. I chose my positions based on how useful I believed they would be in the future. My main concern was how good a position would look on my resume.

Your Dreams for The New Year Won't Happen Until You Learn This

Heather Gray | Posted 12.22.2015 | Women
Heather Gray

It's not selfish to put your needs first. It's critical that you do.

Are You Afraid to Flex Your "NO" Muscle?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

When I talk about saying NO, I always encounter objections like these from my readers: "If I say no, I might miss out on good opportunities." "If I s...

6 Exercises to Help You Say 'NO'

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

I've written about how being a chronic people pleaser can be devastating to your career, your relationships, and your self-esteem. Many of you responded to that post by sharing that how hard it is to "just say NO." It was once hard for me too. And sometimes, it still is. It takes lot of courage to say NO.

5 Research-Based Ways To Say No During The Holidays

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Fortunately, there are ways to make saying "no" feel less uncomfortable. Below are research-based strategies for saying "no" (without ruffling too many feathers) in five different situations.

The Story Of My First And Favorite 'No'

Shonda Rhimes | Posted 11.19.2015 | Women
Shonda Rhimes

No is powerful. It's a big weapon to have in your arsenal. But it is a very tough weapon to deploy.

Learn to Say 'No' to Give Your Self More 'Yes' Time

Melanie Young | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

"No" is not always a negative. It can be a positive when it means giving yourself time to find balance and be more productive and creative. So learn to say "Yes" to the word "No" when it make sense.

3 Choices That Add Life to Your Life

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill L. Ferguson

In many ways this has been a fantastic year, but it has also been a year of deaths. Personally, we have experienced four deaths of human family member...

How to Say No With Love

Melissa Escaro | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Escaro

Many of us have a difficult time saying no, fearing that the other parties will be hurt, disappointed, angry, or feel less of us. Saying no with love is a simple, yet powerful way of communication that benefits both parties involved. Here are three steps you can take right away to say no with love.

Buried Under 'Yes'

Erin Parker | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Parker

I could feel the tears welling up in my eyes, impossible to breathe away or hold back. I couldn't go into my classroom full of students and let them s...