It brings me a bit of joy to share the many ways to say NO here.
Being caretakers and, in most cases, people pleasers means that “No” in any way, shape, or form is likely not a part of our vocabulary… or it’s a very soft and pliable “No.”
A step to take in finding your steady ground and stepping into your superhero suit is embracing the word “No” and actually using it.
AND remember, you do not need to justify why you are declining.
Here are a few ways you can say no:
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–> I am disinclined to acquiesce to your request, means no. — haha I kid, but it’s my absolute favorite line from Pirates of the Caribbean. Class-ic.
–> Thank you, but that’s not going to work for me.
–> I appreciate the offer, but I won’t be able to ___.
–> No, thank you.
–> My calendar is already full.
–> No. (It’s a sentence all by its lonesome.)
What are some of your favorite ways to say no??
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