How to Say No to Pals or Peers Who harsh your Sway

Cosmopolitan (South Africa) - - WORK -

Car­rie ker­pen, Ceo of like­able me­dia and au­thor of Work It, has your script:

Be clear about your pri­or­i­ties.

‘sorry, but i’m mak­ing a point of do­ing more [Xyz] this year.’

Say ‘I don’t’ or ‘I’m not’ rather than ‘I can’t’ to avoid wig­gle room.

‘i don’t skip fam­ily din­ners.’

Set bound­aries in your di­ary.

‘i’m al­ready maxed out this week. How about next thurs­day?’

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