How to say “No” Without Apologizing:
“Thank you for thinking of me, I won’t be able to make that.”
“It sounds like a great time, I just committed to laying low this weekend.”
“No, thank you.”
“I’m not up for that right now.”
“I have plans that night, and will keep you posted if anything changes.”
Something that has always been hard for me is saying, “No.”
I have been a people pleaser my whole life.
Even if I did not to do something I did it anyway.
For the fear or someone getting upset with me.
Or to avoid conflict.
Or because it is just easier to do it myself.
I have learned that in order to stay healthy, mentally and spiritually it is ok to say no sometimes.
I have focused a majority of my life on making others happy and doing what others like so when I see ways that help me make sure I stay healthy.
I like to share them with others.