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The Benefits of Learning to Say No (and 3 Ways to Say It)

November 03, 2021 Shubh Season 1 Episode 13
Little Wisdom
The Benefits of Learning to Say No (and 3 Ways to Say It)
Show Notes

Why do we say, "Yes" when we want to say, "NO?" We uncover the reasons why, the benefits of exercising this choice, and what else you can say if you’re learning to say yes to you and no to others.  

Key Takeaways:

  • Community members share their reasons for saying no 
  • WHY we say no:
    • Social/ peer pressure and what Social psychologist Dr. Vanessa K. Bohns and University of Waterloo found about this
    • Lack of self-advocacy when young as shared by Clinical psychologist Dr. Emily Anhalt 
  • Benefits of saying no
    • Self-care /self-love
    • Opportunity cost
    • Emotional boundaries
    • Not being taken for granted 
  • HOW to decline
    • Buy some time 
    • Explain your reason
    • Be honest 
  • Dealing with people who cannot accept, “no” for an answer 
  • Quote by Tony Robbins

Quotes of Wisdom:

  • “It’s one thing when you pick your battles knowing you have a choice. It’s another when you restrict yourself and not allow yourself any choice. You pick no battles because you’re already battling with yourself.”
  • “You can’t be responsible for everyone elses’ feelings because then you’ll have no space for your own.” 
  • “If all you are receiving is disrespect, being taken for granted and doing all the giving, then it’s a clear red flag for how things are going to continue in the future.”
  • “Don’t cross oceans for people who wouldn’t cross a puddle for you.”  

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