This Makes It Easier To Say No At Work

Emily PG Erickson
3 min readFeb 17, 2023

How an exposure therapy hack has helped me set professional boundaries.

Photo by Bart Kerswell on Unsplash

Saying no at work feels a bit like cliff diving — something I hear can be rewarding, but wow it seems risky.

I think declining professional offers is particularly difficult for me because, to do it, I have to wade through a whole heap of anxiety. As a freelancer, I’m afraid that if I say no now, I…

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Emily PG Erickson

Former mental health researcher sharing insights about psychology and parenting. www.emilypgerickson.com