X for Xcuse

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  1. aseemrastogi2 says:

    I think saying NO is generally a universal problem for both men and women :P. I have faced so many situations where I wouldn’t generally say YES but in the end say it just so that the other person is happy.

  2. Very well put, Parul. I do still have trouble with saying No to close family but I’ve learnt to draw the line with friends and colleagues. 🙂 It’s never easy.

  3. Shilpa Garg says:

    I learnt it the hard way. It took a long time but finally I have learnt to say NO… and I prefer not to explain it either!

  4. Rajlakshmi says:

    I feel it is deep rooted to upbringing too. The lessons taught in childhood and the way a girl sees her mother leaves a huge imprint.

  5. Right on Parul! 🙂 I know someone who fits the bill having a hard time saying ‘No’ aiming to please everyone. I wonder if she is truly happy, deep down inside. Does she even know herself, know who she is with her wants and desires?. If she isn’t a “slave” to someone, she’s a doormat to her friends unfortunately.

  6. I will be honest. I used to hate saying No and then got taken for a ride. I still say Yes whenever I can but I stopped making excuses. For instance,with the A-Z, I almost did not take it up, because I have some personal commitments that are making it very, very difficult to blog hop on a daily basis. But, in my heart I knew that the ones who knew me would not judge me and the ones who don’t know me would judge me anyway. Either way, the balance remains the same 🙂 So guess what? No more excuses. I do what I can when I can.

  7. eli says:

    Yes, too much people pleasing – its important to say no when we need to and Yes when we want to. And it must feel right! Great post:-)

  8. I am like this-I don’t know maybe because I’m a Piscean. I cannot take it if someone doesn’t like me, so I go out of my way to please people. But of late I have started saying no and I have started giving myself more priority 🙂

  9. nishasanjeev says:

    Its tough saying ‘No’. but like you suggest, that’s the beginning to respect ourselves..

  10. Think it’s not just women but also men who want to be part of the crowd and look cool. It’s quite tough saying NO but we should. It’s question of our individuality and getting our priority right. Congrats for reaching to the end of the challenge with a bang:)

  11. Visiting in these last few days of the #Challenge. Hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have. Glad to find that you have almost completed your theme. I know you have made lots of new blogging friends. Me too. If you aren’t out of breath, come and see my last gasp too. I’ll be watching for you.

    • Thanks Stepheny! I am glad you found the time to stop by. Yes, 2 days to go and my first A to Z will be done. Feeling excited. I wrote about women all month long and make a lot of friends. I will surely visit you. Hope you enjoy the posts here 🙂

  12. shanayatales says:

    Like I said earlier, I have a hard time saying NO. However, I have gotten better at it. I don’t really put myself first even now. But, I have learnt to give myself as much importance as I give others. So if there are times when I don’t want to do something which others might deem necessary, I simply don’t do it and not make any excuse for it. I just give the real reason, which at times might simply be that I am not in the mood or I am too tired. If that reason is acceptable for someone else, it is acceptable for me. Don’t need to make up excuses that sound good.
    *Shantala @ ShanayaTales*

  1. April 30, 2015

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