Ways to Nicely Say No Without Feeling Guilty
I like nice! I want to be nice. I want you to think I’m nice. I want to be around nice people. I bet you feel the same way. Not too many of us want to be thought of as the grouch of the family, office, or neighborhood. And most of us think that a good way to achieve niceness, perhaps even a mandatory element for it, is saying yes often. A yes slips off our tongue before we have the chance to stop it even if internally we’re shouting “No!” and slamming on our inner brake pedal trying to stop ourselves from agreeing to something we don’t want to do.