Life Coach: How to Say No

Created: November 29, 2019 08:34 AM

Life gets busy during the holiday season and it's hard to say no to extra obligations.


Life Coach Pam Solberg-Tapper stopped by Good Morning Northland for tips to say no.  

1. Set boundaries.

Solberg-Tapper said sometimes we're asked to do things that are not in our best interest or cause a lot of stress and if you set the right boundaries, it gives you permission to graciously decline and say no.

2.  Offer an alternative.

She said having a back-up if you'd still like to do it, but the timing isn't right, means offering up an alternative.  

3.  Defer a response.

Deferring a response, instead of saying yes right away, gives you the opportunity to think about it and check your schedule before you commit to anything. 

You can contact Pam for more tips and help at 218-279-0772 or

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