Boundaries You Should Never Feel Bad About Enforcing

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How to get better at saying “No”

Researchers over at Berkley University compiled a list of proven ways to say no that is effective, without impacting the respect others have for you. One of those pertains to offering assistance. Sometimes people will ask for your help with something at a time you are burnt out or too busy. However, you may give up some of your much-needed relaxation time to help them since “technically,” you are free. But you need that time. Schedule your free time – your self-care time – and treat that as a standing appointment. Then identify times you can actually help someone. Then you can say, “No, I can’t help you that day. But this is when I can.” You respect yourself, while still showing your willingness to help.

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