3 steps to... Saying no
1 The first secret is learning how to say no gracefully, without being rude. Always show the person appreciation before you turn them down. For example, if you’ve been invited somewhere, tell the person that it sounds lovely but you have to decline, and then politely explain why.
2 Stop the excuses right now! If you’ve been asked to go on a weekend away and have no intention of booking it, don’t say yes only to cry off later. Don’t mess people about by stringing them along, it’ll only cause problems further down the line.
3 Finally, do not give in! If you keep being asked the same question until you’re tempted to agree for a quiet life, don’t! Be true to yourself and stand your ground. No-one should ever be talked into something they don’t want to do.