One of the reasons people get tied down to where they do not want to be, is because they have refused to say no to those circumstances that have continually tied them down. Whether it's a human factor or a nagging situation, learning to say no at the right time, place and in the right manner, gives you much more than feeling fulfilled, it also clears the path for you to live without blaming yourself or getting unnecessarily angry at yourself.
Your inability to say no will affect your productivity and efficiency, being the result of taking on too many commitments, and when you take on too many things at a time, performance or excellent performance becomes a problem. Do you have difficulty saying "no"? Are you always trying to be nice to others at your expense?
To avoid conflict: No matter how hard you try, some people just want you to accept whatever they want you to do and never seem to understand your point of view. For this reason, or just because you assumed so, you feel jerky there might be a conflict if you reject him/her. What I will say is; try avoid any form of confrontation, try to say' no', as politely as you can, hold on to the fact that, it's simply because you can't afford to help the person, and sooner than later, you will feel the inner peace you deserve.
10 Simple Ways To Say “No”
Rather than have it as a burden on you, just follow these simple ways to turn down things or situations you sincerely can't help.
1. "I Will not be able to this at this time."
2."No, I can’t."
3."This is not a really good time as I’m in the middle of something."
4."I will be privileged to assist once I complete this project".
5."No, not now, you may get in touch later".
6. "I’d love to do this, but …"
7." I'm fully booked at the moment, and will not be able to take up more responsibilities".
8."I’m not the best person to help on this."
9."How could you expect me to do a thing like that for you?"
10."I wish I could help..."
Learning the art of saying no, may save more than the burden of getting overworked and having to live with limitless commitments.