One of the very best ways to manage your time is to learn to say no. Here are three really good reasons for learning to say No- and meaning it!
You’ll Reduce Your Stress – One of the worst things about over-scheduling your time is the stress that it causes you. You skimp on sleep or rest or relaxation in order to get everything done. If you always have too much to do, and not enough time, learning to say No will help you reduce your stress.
You Won’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew – People who say yes to everything tend to do most things half way. They don’t mean to, but they get too much on their plate and end up not being able to do the tasks they agreed to do to the best of their ability. If you say no, you can avoid this embarrassment.
Saying No Gives You the Opportunity to Say Yes – This may sound counter-intuitive but it’s true. If you learn to say no to things that don’t advance your business or life in any measurable way, you’ll have more time to say yes to things that do.
Saying no can truly give you back enough time to create the life that you really want to live. If you’re feeling hurried and overwhelmed take the time to practice saying no. By saying no you’ll take control of your schedule and feel like you get more time in your day. And isn’t that what we all want?