Chelsea Crockett

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How to Say No

Why is saying “no” so hard? Human nature makes us want to please people. If we say “no” we are in danger of being mean, negative, or unhelpful! The last…

Why is saying “no” so hard? Human nature makes us want to please people. If we say “no” we are in danger of being mean, negative, or unhelpful! The last thing we want to do is make someone hurt or angry, so we say yes when we really want to say no. Agreeing to things you don’t want to do can stress you out or make you overwhelmed! To avoid being both, here are a few tips on how to say “no”.

  1. Start and end your statement with a positive: Before you come right out and say no, add in a positive statement. It helps take the focus off of the “no” and can cushion the blow. Starting and ending with a positive can sound like “I’d really love to do this, but I just can’t right now. Keep me in mind next time!”Say-No
  2. Don’t answer right away: Before you answer, let the person know you will get back to them. Take a minute to think about your response to the request. A lot of times we say yes because we are caught up in the moment and want to please them, but by taking a moment to think things through, you can figure out how to respond without offending them or committing to something you don’t want to do.
  3. Just say no: A simple no is a way to firmly get your point across. Don’t get caught up in trying not to disappoint someone. Be prepared can help you deliver your answer in a positive way that helps the receiver not feel offended or negative.

Next time someone approaches you and asks you to do something you aren’t too keen on, be confident, positive, and polite with your “no”! It will go a long way.

XOXO, Chels

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Be Nice…It Pays Off!

As the saying goes, “You get more out of sugar than you do out of vinegar.”  Translation: you get more out of being nice to people than being mean to…

As the saying goes, “You get more out of sugar than you do out of vinegar.”  Translation: you get more out of being nice to people than being mean to them.  It’s true!  Being nice really does pay off!  It’s easy to turn the other cheek to people you don’t like, but in the long run, you’ll never regret the times you were nice to someone.

People come and go in your life, but you never know when you may run into someone again.  That boy you were mean to in high school?  He could be your dentist one day.  That nerd you didn’t speak to?  She might be one of your children’s college professors.  Running into your past is just a fact of life!  That’s why it is important to be nice to everyone.  Although it can be tough, make it a challenge to smile to someone new each day or strike up a conversation with someone you may not have the best relationship with.

Being nice to someone that you don’t like isn’t being fake; it’s called growing up and being mature.  Always try and be the bigger person.  Who knows what that’ll get you!  I promise you will go far in life if you treat others the right way.  It might just help you on your road to success in school, athletics, or your future career.Chelsea Crockett- nice quote

“So in everything, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” –Matthew 7:12

XOXO,

Chelsea

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