Lost your mojo? Here’s how to get it back

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It’s 8:30 in the morning.

I yawn, stir in bed, and dump a pillow on my face to block out the sun. I have to rise and shine, but I don’t want to.

The clock is ticking, and as the sun gets hotter and starts burning my arms and legs, I finally manage to drag myself out of bed. I brush my teeth standing with eyes closed in front of the mirror.

Dark clouds begin to cloak the sun as I sit at the table poking at the egg on my plate like it’s my worst enemy. I have to eat, but I don’t want to.

Thirty minutes later, I’m at my desk. I have to write. But I don’t want to. I want to go out and splash around in the pouring rain, forget who I am and what I’m supposed to be doing.

But work beckons, so I switch on my computer, and open the unfinished draft of an article that I began yesterday. My hands rest on the keyboard. Time flies and I keep staring at the page with 300 words. My vision blurs, and I slump my head down at the desk as angry tears roll down my face.

Why is everything so hard and painful?

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How to gracefully say NO to anything

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“The art of leadership is saying no, not saying yes. It is very easy to say yes.”
~Tony Blair

 

Scour history books, and you’ll find that highly productive, satisfied, and successful people know when to say NO to something. In fact, knowing when to turn down a request or an offer is one of the most admirable qualities to be had.

In reality, we end up saying YES far more often than we say NO. There are several reasons why we don’t say no— we don’t want to come off as rude, we don’t want to burn bridges, or simply don’t have the right words for it. To avoid uncomfortable situations and explanations, we resort to the easy way out, and say yes.

As a result, we have perpetually overstuffed calendars and stressed-out lives. All because we didn’t have the courage to say a simple two-letter word.

It doesn’t have to be like this. With the right attitude, language, and tone, a No can be far kinder than a Yes laced with resentment.

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