I have, over the years, come across a number of excellent articles on the value of learning to say ‘No’. And it is good advice. We bend over backwards, tie ourselves in knots and wear ourselves to shreds sometimes trying to do and be everything others ask of us. It is, just occasionally, okay to say no.
I will be the first to hold up my hand in guilt at this one, learning how and when to refuse has been a long, hard journey… and one I am still working on. The natural instinct is to be helpful and personally I have found saying yes to everything a hard habit to break. It is not easy to learn to accept that sometimes no is the best answer.
But what I find strange, amid all the helpful and useful articles about learning to say no, is that there is a…
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