Hello ladies and gents!!! Today is your motivation to stick up for yourself. It can be a whole lot harder to stand up for yourself than it can be to stand up for others, but hopefully today's post can give you the push you need to stand up for yourself with strength.
I've always been the person who backs up in order to avoid trouble with others. Sometimes this is good because it saves me some drama, but it becomes a problem when I start to sacrifice my own happiness so that others can be happy. The key is to find a happy medium where you can keep both yourself and the people around you happy.
This may sound extremely selfish, but it's very important to prioritize your own happiness above anyone else's. Unfortunately, it's going to be impossible to please every person, all of the time. Sometimes, no matter what happens, someone may end up being unhappy, but it's up to you to decide who that person is going to be.
There are situations where it's just best to be the bigger person, avoid the drama, and let it go. But when you begin to compromise on the things that are important to you just so you don't cause any trouble, you're starting to let people walk all over you.
There's a huge difference between being a nice person who is always there for everyone and being a nice person who is always there for everyone, including themselves. It's important to be strongly rooted in your beliefs and to stand up for yourself when someone is asking you to sacrifice your happiness and morals. You can still be a compassionate and loving person to others, but remember that your first priority is always to take care of yourself.
So act with kindness and with love to all, but remember to stay true to you. Remember that your feelings can and should weigh into any decision making process, and they should probably be weighted a little heavier than any other factors. While it's important to be the best person you can be to those around you, don't use that as an excuse to neglect what you're feeling. It's not selfish to consider yourself-- it's healthy and shows self love. Be as true to you as possible, but pick your battles wisely-- don't be the person who argues over everything, but also don't be the person who gets stepped on constantly.
You are strong. You are important. You are not a bad friend or person if you decide to speak up for yourself. You are allowed to be confident in who you are and to shape your life into one you enjoy living in. You are worthy of being able to have a say in your happiness. Ultimately, you are the only one who can determine how happy you are, so make decisions that impact your happiness wisely.
I love you, and I can't wait to see you turn into the strong, independent woman (or man!!) that you are. Show yourself that side of you, and show it to the world. Now get out there and kick this Monday's booty!!!