Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Just say no

From this article:

It might be the easiest word to say, and the most overused in our culture.

Help out with the school's bake sale? Yes. Work an extra shift at the hospital? Yes. Bring a main dish to the neighborhood dinner party after your 60-hour workweek? Yes.

"Yes" might be the automatic, simplest or least painful response — even when we truly want to say no. But there is eventually a price: in stress, anger, passive-aggressive behavior, exhaustion and illness.

—Mellow Monk

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