Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where saying ‘no’ would be best for us, but we don’t say it. Dr. Jeff Brown, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, explains why:
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We often feel guilty when saying ‘no’ because we feel like that opportunity might be gone forever, Brown explained.
“In our world, we are told that we should be able to do all kinds of things; get things jammed into our world so we just keep saying ‘yes’ to things.”
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Although it’s just a two-letter word, making ‘no’ a part of your vocabulary, when appropriate, can help you live a happier, stress-free life, Brown told genConnect.
“Being able to say ‘no’ to things and managing that guilt is very important and critical to stress management.”
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