Insights: The Art of Saying No

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What is the art of saying no? If you’re someone who’s still struggling with the word “No”, then this is something you could really use.

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Why it’s important to say “No”
  • Why it’s important to set boundaries
  • How to practice saying “No”

Key Takeaways:

  • Saying “No” to more things gives you more headspace.
  • We talk a lot about negotiables and non-negotiables when it comes to health, fitness, and wellbeing, and in terms of saying “Yes” or “No”, it’s important to be very clear on your boundaries.
  • The more you practice saying “No”, the more comfortable you’ll be with it.
  • When you feel that life is a little bit more balanced and you set some healthy boundaries, and feel much better in terms of your self-esteem about that, and you’ve got a bit more headspace to do other things with that time – then you’ve got there. And you’ll know when that time comes.

Action Steps:

  • Learn to say “No”. Take time to take a breath from your schedule, take time to practice heartfulness, do things that you really love, and connect with people, nature, and yourself.
  • Set boundaries.
  • Pick one thing a day to say “No” to and learn to get used to hear the word “No” come out of your mouth and to gauge someone else’s reaction.

Leanne said:

“In the conversations I have with people, I find that a lot of them really struggle with the word no.”

“We have simply too much in our diaries, both professionally and personally, and that massively impacts our wellbeing.”

Thanks for listening! Watch out for our upcoming episodes in January 2020!

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