How to say no

If you say yes when you mean no you end up stressed, strung out and eventually resentful of others for the lack of respect or appreciation they show for your efforts and sacrifices. Personal well-being and healthy relationships require that sometimes you have to say no to put personal boundaries in place.
This step by step guideline shows you how to do it without alienating people whose relationships you value.
A template is included on which you can plan your own conversations and if you wish, return it to Straight Talk for personal e-mail feedback.
Description

If you say yes when you mean no you end up stressed, strung out and eventually resentful of others for the lack of respect or appreciation they show for your efforts and sacrifices. Personal well-being and healthy relationships require that sometimes you have to say no to put personal boundaries in place.
This step by step guideline shows you how to do it without alienating people whose relationships you value.

Contents

1. Quiz: How often do you say yes when you should say no
2. Background
3. The CARE model
4. Example conversations
5. Summary
Take CARE of yourself: template for planning your own conversations

A template is included on which you can plan your own conversations and if you wish, return it to Straight Talk for personal e-mail feedback.