Saying No Without Feeling Guilty

Do you feel like you have to say yes to everything?

Is your body and brain telling you that they need a break?

Are you ready to start putting yourself first? 

If so, you’re in the right place! Keep on reading to learn how to say no without feeling guilty. 

The next time someone comes to you with a request, instead of immediately saying yes or no, hit the pause button and take some time to think. You can thank them for the offer and let them know you will think about it and get back to them soon. If you’re not sure what to do next, here are a few questions you can ask yourself:

1) Do you have time to complete the project?

2) Is this project something you want to do?

3) Will this project help you in the present or future?

Now, don’t feel pressured to answer these questions right away. Take all the time you need and most importantly be honest with yourself.  If you’ve decided you’d like to pass on the opportunity, here are a couple of scripts you can use to let them know.

“Thank you so much for the opportunity, but I don’t think I’m the best person for this project.”

” I wish I could help, but I simply don’t have the time right now. Wishing you the best of luck.”

“Thank you for thinking of me; however, I am not comfortable doing that.”

Remember, time is the one thing we never get back. You deserve to spend your days doing what makes you happy and proud!  Learn More

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