Just Say "No"

“You’ve gotta keep control of your time and you can’t unless you say no. You can’t let people set your agenda in life.” - Warren Buffet


“No” is one of the first words we learn to say as a young child, but somewhere along the way we forget how to say it. Saying no to the things that due not serve our bigger picture for our life is vital to your health. Below are tips for saying no polite and firm.

Tips for saying no:

  • Does this serve the vision I have for my life

  • “No” is a complete sentence

  • Give yourself time to respond, don’t just immediately say “yes”

  • Shift your mindset from “They can’t function without me” to “everyone benefits from me having healthy boundaries

  • Make your “no” kind, truthful and firm

  • Start with appreciation, then “no”, and end on a positive note

  • communicate your “no” in your preferred method of communication

  • Give an alternative with your “no”

What tips have you used to set boundaries in your life?