Sorry Elton, but ‘no’ actually seems to be the hardest word.
It’s not easy being negative, feeling like you are letting somebody down, refusing to help them out. I hate saying ‘no’ – to friends inviting me somewhere, to work when I always want to impress, but most of all I hate saying ‘no’ when my health has got so bad, I have no other choice.
How to say ‘No’
Seems easy doesn’t it… N-n-n-o-o-o?
But, if you’re anything like me, when I say ‘no’ to something, I feel like I have failed. I have failed to have it all, to do it all and to please everyone in the process.
My new tactic is, whenever I can feel a part of me not wanting to do something, I say a simple ‘no, thank you’. This way, you’re saying something without lies, guilt, baggage and excuses.
All photos were taken at my ‘happy place’, Budleigh Salterton