Cosmoplitan
  • Connect with Cosmo

FASHION OVERVIEW

SAVE AND SHARE


Twitter Facebook
Gallo Images/Thinkstock Images

How To Say No

Nobody wants to disappoint or appear unhelpful, but if you never master the art of the negative you're going to find yourself spending a whole lot of time and energy doing stuff you don't want to do. And, really, life is too short. Here are some polite ways of saying 'Not on your nelly!'

Your sister has asked you to help her move on the day you need to study for a big exam. You'd love to be there, but are super-stressed about getting a good mark. It's particularly tricky saying no to family, but even more important to stand your ground (and not to get guilted into things). Tell her upfront that you're really sorry you can't be there, but the second the pressure is off you'll come over with a bottle of wine and lasagne. She'll probably be a bit sulky, but she has friends who can help and, in this instance, your studies are more important.


Author: Susan Hayden
LATEST ARTICLES
Mind Health
15-Minute Life Makeovers

These five ways to use a spare quarter of an hour will refresh your life Read More

Mind Health
Clear Head

We asked three readers for their ‘time out’ tricks Read More

Mind Health
What To Do When Your Mondays Really Suck

Mondays suck, but here are a few cheats (New Girls style) to win this Monday Read More

Mind Health
Get Over Yourself!

Say no to negativity – or you'll become a real drag queen Read More

FUN FEARLESS COMMENTS

Mavericks

About Me & Who I'm Looking For: I love beautiful, confident, and sexy women that are completely...

white_boy_01

i am a athletic, fun, funny, awesome person. like sports and gym and to keep fit. i am artistic and...

ryon_101

I'm an accomplished music recording producer living in Randburg. I'm also an established guitarist...

CrazyL

I'm a bit shy, quiet and well mannered and a very loyal person. Love spending time outdoors with...

to

Thomas Wesley Pentz/Diplo

Age
35
Home Town
Tupelo, Mississippi
Hair
Blonde
Eyes
Blue
Status
Single
Star Sign
Scorpio
Passions
Music, fashion and design
Capture your memories (and share the good times)

Canon's new vid cams are so gorgeous (and tiny) - a must-take-along for festivals! And good times of every description

READ MORE
PROMOTIONS