Get into the Habit of Saying ‘No’

ACTIVITY 5. Don’t make up excuses – Just say ‘No’! • Complex excuses have a way of coming back to bite you, so simply say “No, perhaps I can ….….. another time.”   6. Don’t give great explanations. • A simple ”I’m sorry, my diary is too full at the moment” is fine....

Whose Life Are You Living, Anyway?

ACTIVITY 3. Don’t add extra stress to your life. • If something is going to cause you stress, you have to say ‘No’. You owe it to yourself – to your emotional and physical wellbeing. 4. Don’t feel guilty about saying ‘No’. • Need I say this? We should never feel...

Do You Have Difficulty Saying ‘No’?

Activity 1. Don’t take on more than you can handle. If you are asked to organise a social event for colleagues and you already have dance classes or are tutoring your children, saying ‘No’ will give you more time to concentrate on the things that are meaningful to...

Vampires – Activity Two

This week’s activity: List the 5 most important activities in your life at the moment. How much time did you give to each of these 5 activities in the past week? How much time did you spend doing things for others?

Vampires – Activity One

This week’s activity: • Get a nice big piece of paper and draw a big circle on it. • Inside the circle place the topics and activities that you need to protect. • Outside, place the names of any people who are draining time and/or energy from...

Smiling Activity #3

Here are some activities to help you smile. 1.  Jump on the bed – Go on, it’s OK to do that. It’s not just for kids. You may feel stupid at first, but then you won’t be able to stop smiling. 2.  Smile at the mirror – Go on. I know for a lot of us, taking a good look...