Do you struggle to say no to people? Do you feel tired every time someone asks if you’re free? It can be a constant battle, being polite versus never wanting to leave your house. Have no fear, treasured introvert! You can now use this handy template to politely yet firmly say you don’t want to go somewhere or do something! Simply fill in the blanks, copy, and paste! You’ll be able to sigh with relief knowing you have nothing to do tonight except re-watch a mediocre sitcom on Netflix.
Hi (Mum/friend/rabbi), thanks for the invite! I’d love to attend your (party/exorcism/eating contest) but I’m actually busy that day. It sounds like a lot of fun though, and I hope you have a great time! Let me know how it goes!
Alternatively, you might need to say no to things that aren’t supposed to be fun. Maybe your boss is always asking you to do extra work, or you have a pick-up truck and people always ask you to help them move. There’s a template for that, too!
Hi (boss/son/Grandma), I’m really sorry but I can’t help out with your (filing/ IKEA furniture assembly/plan for world domination) right now. I’ve got a lot on my plate and just can’t take on any new commitments! I hope you understand.
There you go, a fool-proof system for getting out of unwanted commitments! Use it the next time your fifth cousin twice removed asks you to help organise their neighbour’s baby shower! And then maybe stop talking to them so much, it sounds like they ask a lot of you.
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