Are you always saying “yes” to everyone around you, but never making time for yourself? Saying no takes practice for most people, but it is a necessary life-skill in today’s world.
Say “no” to several requests this week, but when you do, schedule the time you would have taken–on that extra informational interview, for example, or bringing cupcakes to the classroom–to do something for yourself. Perhaps you can go to bed an hour earlier tonight, to catch up on much needed sleep. Or maybe now you’ll have time to eat a peaceful lunch without also having to catch up on emails at the same time.