Saying No is Essential
One of the essential ways we can set healthier boundaries is by saying no.
Knowing a variety of ways of saying no can help us when it’s especially difficult to do so.
Saying NO, allows us to say YES to our priorities and our timing.
Ways of Saying No
I need more time to consider what you've said before I respond.
No, I have to focus on other priorities.
As much as I'd like to, my commitments are full at this time.
No. No thank you. I can't anytime soon.
I'm grateful you've asked but unfortunately my plate is full at this time.
I realized I need to change course since we spoke last and I can no longer continue.
I care about your feelings but the answer is still no.
I don't owe you an explanation.