Humans are social animals who thrive on reciprocity. It’s in our nature to be socially obliging, and the word no feels like a confrontation that threatens a potential bond. But when we dole out an easy yes instead of a difficult no we tend to overcommit our time, energy and finances.
"Why You Should Learn to Say 'No' More Often" is from the May 08, 2017 Lifestyle section of The New York Times. It was written by Kristin Wong and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.