Now, I know the word “no” has a negative connotation and we are coached to use “yes and” or “yes but” as a negotiation technique to help reduced our workload, but does this actually solve our problem?
Imagine if you were juggling three balls and someone added seven more. Unless you were a professional juggler, this would get overwhelming fairly quickly.
To address the situation, would you rather reduce the size of the balls you were juggling or start removing balls to something more manageable?
Similarly, the “yes and” and “yes but” phrases only help reduced the amount of work we have on our plate instead of removing the tasks all together.
If you are starting this week already feeling overwhelmed, try eliminate the noise in your life by having clear priorities and understanding your personal limitations.
You have the power to simplify your life by just saying No!