7 Excuses I’ve Made to Cancel Plans and Keep Reading

Should you cancel or nah?

If you’re a people pleaser who is trying to get better at practicing self-care, here are some questions to ask yourself the next time you’re struggling to decide whether or not to cancel.

How are you actually feeling right now? What is it that’s making you want to cancel?

It’s easy to think, Ugggggghhhhh, I don’t want to goooooooooo, without really knowing why you want to opt out of the hangout. So start by taking inventory of your feelings, and try to figure out what specifically you need in this moment. Getting to the root of your desire to bag it can help you determine whether skipping the event will actually solve your problem, and decide whether being social will do more harm or good.

If you don’t cancel how would you feel during and after the get-together?

Will you be able to be truly present—i.e., fully focused on your friend, with your phone put away? Or will you feel stressed, impatient, and/or distracted? Will you feel happy and energized the next day…or will you resent the friend for inviting you in the first place, or for the time and money you spent on the outing? Be honest about whether you’re going to be able to give your friend your best (or best-ish) self in this moment. If you’re going to be there physically but will be on another planet emotionally and mentally, that’s a strong sign you should cancel or reschedule.

If you bail, how will you feel?

It’s also worth taking a minute to consider how you’ll feel during and after cancelling. If you opt out, will you actually relax/study/rest/do chores with that time, or will you just feel guilty and putz around on Instagram instead? Will you spend more time and energy trying to make it up to the person later than you would if you just went? If your goal is to make a decision confidently and fully own your choice, thinking about it from different angles like this can be super helpful.

Is there anything you wish you’d done differently early on?

Perhaps when you were making these plans you told yourself you’d feel more enthusiastic about roller skating or amateur improv or music festivals by the time the big day rolled around…but now that day is tomorrow and wow, yeah, you still hate all of those things and really don’t want to go. Which I get! I used to find myself in that position regularly! That’s why I’m such a big believer in just saying no to invitations when you’re asked.

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Whats a good lie to get out of something?

Be sure to use them at your own risk.

  • Fake an illness. …
  • Stress out about how much work you have to do in the next day. …
  • Family unexpectedly came in from out of town. …
  • Your laundry is not finished. …
  • Your car broke down. …
  • Your car has a flat tire.

Is it rude to cancel plans

Answered By: Douglas Richardson Date: created: Jun 13 2021

Canceled plans can be inconsiderate and TBH disrespectful, especially if you’re dealing with a repeat offender.

Asked By: Patrick Rodriguez Date: created: Jan 24 2021

Give an apology

First and straightforward say, “I’m sorry”. Apologizing shows that you value other people’s time and effort and that you recognize the impact your cancellation may have on another person.

It also helps to recognize your previous agreement and how you weighed the decision to cancel, ensuring it comes across as genuine. “Perhaps you say something along the lines of, ‘I know I said I’d come, but I didn’t manage my schedule very well.’ And now I have a major job to complete, which I know I won’t be able to achieve if I come tonight’”. You may then say something like, “I truly hope this doesn’t upset you,” or offer another apology.

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If you can’t trust your palm reader, whom can you trust? You shouldn’t leave the house if she warned not to do so. It’s common sense.

2. Transportation issue

You can use a variety of commuting concerns regardless of where you live! And, while travel complications are infuriating most of the time, they can be a significant plus in this case:

“There is construction going on near my house, I can’t drive the car.”

“I just checked, and you don’t believe what happened. I am not able to book Uber, due to excess bookings.”

“I just checked, and I found that there is a problem in my car.”

What is the best excuse

Answered By: Jeremiah Baker Date: created: Aug 16 2021

Good excuses to miss workSickness. If you’re not feeling well, it’s best not to go to work. … Family illness or emergency. A family emergency could refer to a variety of circumstances, such as a sick child or dependent, a car accident or an unexpected surgery. … Home emergency/car trouble. … Death of a loved one.Oct 30, 2020

Asked By: Hugh Robinson Date: created: Dec 13 2021

How do you say sorry for canceling plans?

It’s polite to include an apology any time that you change plans but if you do it at late notice you must apologise and you can do that simply by adding an introduction to your sentence. “I’m really sorry, but… I need to cancel.”

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5 Friendship-Saving Tips When Making Excuses

At the end of the day, making excuses to get out of plans is usually caused by a goal of not hurting the other person’s feelings. Even though it’s genuinely nothing personal to them, making excuses can leave the other person feeling bad.

Here are a few tips to avoid hurting the feelings of those you are canceling on when making excuses.

1. Make Sure You Really Want to Cancel the Plans

As an introvert, I know that I often really dread plans beforehand but, once I’m there, I’m glad I went. If you’re building the plans up in your mind to be something way worse than they are, maybe give yourself a reality check.

Will you enjoy yourself once you’re there? Did you have fun the last time you saw this person? Would some social interaction be good for your mental health?

If you ask yourself these questions and still deem that you really don’t want to go, that’s okay too! Do what’s right for you. Proceed with your excuses.

2. Apologize

If you’re anything like me, you probably do genuinely feel bad for canceling plans. Let the other person know that. Be sincere in your apology. After all, they did set aside time in their day just for you. Let them know that you are sorry to cancel. Be genuine and kind.

3. Offer to Reschedule

ONLY if you won’t cancel again. If you know that you don’t want to commit to future plans, maybe opt to not reschedule at this time. Being ditched once is one thing… but if you cancel on them a second time, they might get suspicious about your excuses.

4. Call Don’t Text

If possible, it’s always nicer to call than text when you’re ditching plans with someone. It’s kinda like breaking up with someone over text (okay, maybe a little less intense). Calling feels a bit more respectful and less like you’re brushing them off.

5. Offer to Repay

If ANY money was invested in these plans by the other person (tickets, accommodations, reservations, etc.), you should be offering to repay. NOT cool to cancel on someone and have them be out the time and money.

How do you plan if you are not a planner?

Here are some key steps in using knowledge of your natural brain strength to build resilience with planning:

  1. Recognize your natural strengths and weaknesses. …
  2. Accept the difficulty. …
  3. Let go of all-or-nothing thinking. …
  4. Find systems that work. …
  5. Borrow other people’s brains. …
  6. Keep trying.
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