Question of the Day – No. 396

What excuses do you use when you don’t want to do something?

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  1. Depends on the “thing”. Dishes I can’t stand sitting in the sink, so even though I hate doing them… Social events? Depends on my level of anxiey. Sometimes I don’t create an excuse, I just say no thank you.

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  2. If it’s something for myself (like laundry), I try to convince myself that it doesn’t need to be done… But then I do it anyway. Lol If it is something for someone else, like an invitation to an event that I don’t want to go to, I gently tell them the truth: I don’t want to go. 😅 (Is that bad?) I subscribe to the belief that it is better to tell a sour truth than a sweet lie. But that’s just me. 😉

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  3. I lie; not big lies, little white lies: didn’t sleep well, big day tomorrow, no transportation, fill in the blank. I’m not ashamed of this because I know people prefer not to hear the truth.

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  4. I ask myself, “Is this the most efficient use of my time?” I usually say no and end up getting frustrated with the mundane necessities of life.

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      1. Because I don’t want to do it, because I’m bored, because I have something better to do, because it’s not my job, because it’s not what I really want to do, because I can’t afford to do it, and the list goes on and on..

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  5. I deny rarely 😕 Mostly i say ‘no’ to the person who advice me to learn to say ‘no’. I rearrange my works and even my priorities to do what i am asked for. Sometimes, i do say no and end up doing the same denied stuffs while saying it!!!

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  6. I’m not up to it, didn’t sleep well because of my ME/CFS. Believe it or not I don’t use this excuse much. At the moment because I’m on a good run with my ME/CFS I’m saying while I’m feeling better I’m only doing what I want to spend my energy on 😊

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  7. That’s got me a bit, that question. I just do everything on my terms. There’s no bills to pay, morgage, I have very ltitle commitments. I don’t go to weddings or see family if I don’t like them. I don’t really know how to answer that.

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