'Can't say, No' is quite possibly the worst time eradicator we might come across. I have, still, to meet anyone, including myself, who has never been sorry for that word 'Yes' at the incorrect moment. You wish you could take it back, but, back-tracking appears a more serious offense than stating 'No' in the first place. It is easy to get stuck with our own personal kindness. It is great to be kind and very helpful but frequently, from the perspective of using good methods of time management it can lead to complications.
It's painful enough proclaiming 'No' to friends but becomes unachievable for many when it refers to your employer. If you prefer to do many jobs over 24 hours then continue stating 'Yes' or take the pathway to enlightenment.
Will this result in work overload?
Not being able to say 'No' will trigger extra work. Is this work overload? It is not truly the same. In the instance of work overload there is a propensity to become overly confident in relation to the quantity of work people can acquire. It is commonly a situation of choice. You are convinced you will have the ability to manage but over commit yourself and start to suffer the consequences. This can be the position whenever there is a concern that work might decrease or in attempting to impress individuals with your ability to handle a lot of jobs.
Whenever you 'can't say, No' you can frequently think that you are being controlled but can't separate yourself from the situation. It caters to the desires of others and nourishes that fear of failure.
Are you being taken advantage of?
Tackling those further jobs makes your lot harder. Looking at it from a purely selfish perspective, after you take up tasks others will find it easier to get you to perform even more tasks and the problem lingers. Being good natured can be a blessing and a curse. It's not that you ought to deny all demands for help but instead learn to become discerning.
Do you volunteer?
Putting yourself forward for work is fantastic-- at the correct time. If a work colleague is not able to accomplish a job (or is marvelous at declaring, 'No') it might effectively be up to the succeeding person in the pecking order, that means you. There is, additionally, the obligation that follows the noble intention of stepping in to rescue the situation. This is fine, though once more might not be the best of time management methods to fortify your interests.
It is commonly the position that you will be asked to do a task on the spur of the moment. This is dangerous. It is so easy to state 'Yes' virtually as an autonomic reaction. Stop. Think. Don't hurry each decision. Tell them that you will respond to the person the moment you have checked what other items you have in your diary. This may seem apparent, but, check out exactly what you have been asked to perform. There is hardly any point in saying, 'No' later on to a task that you have not comprehended completely as this will damage your position.
Saying, 'maybe' ought to be avoided. This is a transparent signal that you might be persuaded to take up the task. Assuming that you do assert 'No' then be sure with your reasons. Don't forget, you are not being rude or attempting to push away the other individual you are just presenting the simple facts as an aspect of your time management methods.
The next comments in part 2 provide a few important ideas to use.