“No is a gift you give yourself, and it liberates you. With kids, you have to say no to them and mean it, and that’s enabled me to say no in other aspects of my life. I’m not good at it, but I’m learning. Now, I’ll say to people, ‘I’m really sorry, but I don’t have time this week. Can we do it another time?”
Though, Ripa has yet to master this skill.
“I am so apologetic. I feel like I should apologize for everything. I still avoid saying no to people until they are literally at the stalking level, asking, ‘Are you going to do this or not?’”
I hands down agree with the former soap star. The ability to say “No” guilt free opens a whole new world of freedom, especially when you have a full plate.
Gallery Info: Kelly Ripa and husband Mark Consuelos at ”QVC Presents Super Saturday Live” on August 1, 2009.