Friday, 3 February 2012

How to be Chic - Saying "No" gracefully

It is impossible to do everything and being able to say "No" gracefully to other people's requests for your time is a useful skill to have.

When defining elegance, Coco Chanel is known for saying "Elegance is refusal". Although she was probably refering to designing clothes, her definition can also be applied to life and relationships.

It is ok to say no to another persons request of you to do something for them. If you are unable or unwilling to do something, just say no. You don't even have to give a reason.

If you want an elegant life, sometimes you have to say "NO".

By saying "No" you give yourself more space in your life to just be, rather than be on the go all the time.

If you find it hard, start with small a request and see how empowering it feels to sometimes say no.

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