Let’s get real for a sec: You probably say “yes” a bit too often.
You end up overcommitting. Going places you don’t want to go. Hanging with people you don’t really want to hang with. And, the worst part, doing stuff that you know isn’t good for you.
We get it. It’s just easier to say yes to avoid the drama of telling a friend no.
But saying no can actually feel soooo good. And besides, any real friend will understand that sometimes you’re allowed to make your own choices.
Ready to give it a try?
Go old-fashioned and stand in front of the mirror – and practice these stylish ways to say no…
1. Go Teresa – Those fingers and hands all flailing like you’re swatting a bee. Tell people, “Oh no, you better don’t.”
2. Channel your inner parent – The stone-cold face and big, judgy eyes trigger childhood fears that if you do it you’re grounded – for life.
3. Silent but deadly – You don’t have to speak the word “no” to tell people you aren’t interested. A look or head shake can kill the idea, dead.
Jokes aside, you know smoking is bad. You know it kills half of the people who do it. And while you might enjoy it in the moment, you know you’re going to feel like total sh*t about it the next day.
So next time try saying no stylishly, or just use a simple, “Thanks, but no thanks.” We promise your friends will still be friends when they come back inside.