Tips for becoming more assertive
You know it’s really important to set personal boundaries, but it’s hard! The moment for saying No seems to slip past and now you’re planning a hen’s night for a woman from work that you don’t even like. People will tell you to practise by starting small – “I would like a table near the window, thanks.” “I don’t want mayo on my sandwich, please.”
– but sometimes a good way to improve is to throw yourself in the deep end. This week, try saying one of the following things when someone suggests something you’re not interested in:
- You’re dead to me.
- I have no son (co-worker, waitress, etc.).
- If I ever see you here again, I’m calling the cops.
Okay good luck!
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