Saying No Actually Helps You Improve Your Relationships

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Saying no helps you find your yes.

How can saying no improve your relationships?

Well, saying no is a key building block in any boundary. And your boundaries make your relationships authentic, positive, and sustainable.

You want everyone you care about to thrive. And that can sometimes make it very tempting to say yes to every request for your time. However, here’s what can happen is you give in to that impulse:

  • When you resist saying no to important people in your life, chances are you’ll eventually start to experience overwhelm.
  • This generates enormous stress.
  • In turn, that has an impact on the quality of your time and your relationships.

Being in a state of overwhelm and stress affects your (and everyone’s) experience of the time you have together. 

The good news about saying no:

When someone asks for your time you have choices. One of them is to say no, which creates a time boundary.

Saying no and using time boundaries assertively (not aggressively) helps you recognize that your time is finite. It also helps you make choices that afford you the time you need for your top priorities.

Here’s a benefit you may find surprising.

As you work to assertively communicate and follow through on your boundaries, you’ll also find that your relationships improve.  It may be difficult at first (in the way that all change can be difficult). However, saying no and setting boundaries helps clarify relationships. Ultimately, you are giving your relationships the opportunity to deepen in authentic, meaningful ways.

Being authentic encourages authenticity in others. By setting boundaries, you encourage others to clarify their priorities, too. Although this may be challenging at first, with practice, you learn how to find mutual satisfaction. This is a key relationship skill.

Are you ready to start saying no?

Setting and maintaining boundaries is a skill that makes everything else in your life possible. And it’s a difficult challenge for lots of smart, motivated people. People like you.

“Your Secret Power: How to Honor Your Time and Claim Your Space with Boundaries” gently steers you to a more profound understanding of where and how your boundary-setting efforts get short-circuited. Not only that, but it helps you establish the boundaries you need to unlock the door to your freedom. Boundary-setting is a skill that’s learnable, doable and definitely within your reach. And the strategies, tips, and exercises in “Your Secret Power” help you discover how to:

  • Set and maintain boundaries to enhance your productivity and, yes, make more money;
  • Recharge your energy so you have the time and freedom to do what you value and what you’d like to do in your life; and
  • Learn how to say no, which opens the door to your next big Yes.

Ready to start using boundaries to maximize your time and energy? Click the link below to learn more about this transformative time tool and the bonuses that come with it:

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