Alternatives to ‘No’

Where are my fellow people pleasers at? 🙋🏻‍♀️

Oh, there you are – drowning over there under an impossible workload that you keep adding to

All because, you cannot say NO! 🥵

Don’t get me wrong, being a people pleaser has it’s advantages. I often take on more that I should, but I truly do not think I would be where I am now without my people pleasing tendencies.

🎯People know I deliver
🎯I can be counted on
🎯I am always there to help
🎯I make sh*t happen

But, there have been too many times when it has been to my detriment, either pushing aside my own priorities or my own health and wellbeing.

This is a line that I think too many HR practitioners are poorly balancing at this time, and one we need to address, and fast 😱

Isn’t it funny that a tiny 2 letter word is so damn hard to say.

It has so much power behind it. So much fear. So much judgement 😬

When did we all become so afraid of saying ‘No’? It must be something we are taught as we age, because my toddlers certainly haven’t got the memo 😂

If you are like me and struggle to say no – here are some less confronting ways to say no that just feel a little less ‘icky’…

What would you add? 🧐

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