I bet you really have to think about that. I know I did. It leaves me very little time to relax or accomplish personal goals that are important to me. Here are a few basic steps she recommends to get you started: Make a list of your yeses over the period of a week:
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After feeling trapped for some time by my excessive urge to be agreeable, it got me thinking. I asked myself why it was so important for me to please everyone , to the point that I would feel resentful and stressed because of it. I realized I was afraid of saying no because my biggest fear is rejection. I was afraid that every time I did this, I would disappoint someone, make them angry, hurt their feelings, or appear unkind or rude.
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This goes for family, friends, or even your boss. Just because someone is persistent, doesn't mean you have to give in. Smile politely, and say no a second time, just more firmly than the first.
You start to say no, but yes slips out. Yes seems to be your preset button because with every no you feel guilty. Here are three ways to nicely say no without guilt. I want to be nice.