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SAYING NO; WHY, WHEN, HOW?

saying no when necessary makes you strong

saying no when necessary makes you strong

The Challenge

  • You want to say No to a request but you find it difficult to do due to certain circumstances.
  • You are being pressured to do what is against your personal principles by a person you hold in high esteem – perhaps a respectable family member – or a person of authority – perhaps a boss at work; You want to say No, but you may be in big trouble or perhaps hurt their feeling. These are both cases you would rather avoid.
  • You have a problem of accepting every request to help people out and find it difficult to say No even when you may not be able to handle all of them

Scenario 1: Your boss or customer pressures you to falsify information about a business transaction, how would you say No without sounding self righteous or disrespectful?

Scenario 2: A family member is requesting for your aid to run an errand but you already promised to help out a friend at same time, you know it would be really had but you agree anyway not knowing how to make it happen, will you just do not want to hurt them. What could you have done better?

This article is meant only to provide guidelines on the issue but not dictate what you should do in each case. Continue reading

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SUICIDE (When You Feel Like Giving Up on Life)

Graphic of A depressed man

Depression may lead to suicide thoughts

EACH year tens of thousands of people in the United States alone attempt suicide. Why are many in such a state of despair. The Bible explains that we live in “critical times hard to deal with.” People feel the pressures of life with great intensity. (2 Timothy 3:1; Ecclesiastes 7:7) When a person is overwhelmed by life’s anxieties, he may contemplate suicide as a means to escape pain.

myth: talking to a person about suicide will increase the chances of him actually trying to attempt suicide.

fact: talking objectively about suicide to a depressed person will increase the chances of him seeing a value in living.

But what can you do if you have had such thoughts of ending it? you need to realize that: Continue reading

MANAGING STRESS

Graphic of A depressed man

A depressed man

There are a number of steps to stress management, let’s walk through a number of them

What has caused you stress?

▪ Insecurity—financial or otherwise

▪ A demanding routine

▪ Interpersonal conflicts

▪ A traumatic experience Continue reading

STRESS WHY BE AWARE OF IT

Graphic of A depressed man

A depressed man

Stress is a word that is feared by many and misjudged by much more. Truth is stress in itself is not necessarily harmful. The American Psychological Association has noted: “Stress is to the human condition what tension is to the violin string: too little and the music is dull and raspy; too much and the music is shrill or the string snaps. Stress can be the kiss of death or the spice of life. The issue, really, is how to manage it”, not too little, not too great. Continue reading