For the individual who feels overwhelmed by life, who finds things spiraling out of control, the cure is simple; learn to say NO. Yes! I Said No! by Barbra E. Russell is a very short book—as short, in fact, as the word ‘no,’ that can help you learn to set appropriate boundaries and increase your sense of self-worth and self-esteem. The author, a licensed professional counselor, outlines a series of simple steps that can be followed that will allow you to regain control of your own life, without necessarily alienating those around you.
Unlike many books on the subject of self-improvement and time management, there are no complicated procedures or exercises here. Instead, the author offers a few simple exercises that involve self-exploration, and learning how to say ‘no’ without being unnecessarily negative.
You can finish this book in under an hour, and it will be an hour well spent. I received a free paperback copy of the book, and highly recommend it.
I give it five stars.