Tip #2 – Saying “No” Graciously
Women are notorious for never saying “no,” especially to those things that are the most detrimental to their own peace. I’m not talking about the “fellers” that Ado Annie in Oklahoma “Cain’t say no” to. I mean the teeth gritting “okay” that we’ve all handed out in the interest of “keeping the peace.”
This holiday don’t say “yes” when you feel like saying “no.” Family and friends won’t stop liking you because you enforce a boundary. So when Uncle Festus states, “you don’t mind if I light this up” as the struck match is on its way to the smelliest stogy imaginable, simply say, “yes, I do mind your lighting that up in the house – you can smoke in the garage or outside.” Smile and move on – don’t get caught up in righteous indignation – after all, you’ve just solved the problem!
Here’s an article that describes the power of saying “no” – it does take some practice to get it right!
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