‘People that say “Oh, can you do this, can you do that?” when you announce you are ‘nipping’ to the bank!’
I am feeling…..Inconvenienced / People Pleaser / Taken Advantage of
Step 1. (How I would like to feel…)
Assertive / Efficient / Independent
Step 2. (Quality Questions for self…)
Have I expressed the effect of time involved with all the extra errands?
Have I let this situation escalate?
How can I reverse this trend in the correct manner?
Step 3. (Practical steps leading to Positive Results…)
Decide to say No when it’s inconvenient to you.
Start to value your own time and reflect that in your communication.
Think what you can achieve with the extra time saved. (This will give you the motivation to be Assertive!)