How to say NO if you want to say YES.
Saying yes when you want to say no can cause stress and resentment. It is important to set boundaries and stick to them.
So how do you say no? Be polite, but firm so there is no confusion. Do not feel like you have to elaborate. You may be surprised by how much stress relief saying no can bring you. The more you practice, the more comfortable you will be saying “no”.