We all know we need good boundaries… but we’re not so good at setting them by saying “no.” The word no strikes fear in the heart of many mothers because of the cultural responsibility to take care of everyone. We feel the need to do everything anyone asks. NO MORE (see what I did there?).
Listen up for these highlights, including the 5 ways to say “no” to help you create care boundaries that work – and say “yes” to yourself.
[01:51] What happens when we don’t know and don’t establish our boundaries.
[02:30] Let’s be clear and define what boundaries are.
[05:21] How to say no and still give the other person connection. And what to ask yourself to help you decide which of the things coming at you you want more of.
[07:06] A soft way to say no that works best with smaller kids.
[09:11] Find yourself stumbling over saying no? Here’s how to create space in the conversation so you can be more comfortable saying no.
[10:25] How the French say no.
[12:52] Use this strategy when you feel like you need to provide an explanation. How you can be clear with other people that you will use your time in a different way.
[15:00] What you create when you exercise your skill in saying no.
I hope that listening to this episode helps you reframe “no” and look at boundaries a little more differently.
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