3. Say No
It’s important to know your boundaries and speak up when they are crossed.
You wouldn’t let someone come into your home and tear it apart, so why should you let him damage your self-esteem?
As the saying goes: “Don’t let anyone walk through you’re your mind with dirty feet.”
Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t rude to say no to someone, and you don’t need to justify the use of the word.
If you feel like you aren’t being respected, stand up for yourself and make it known.
Your time and your heart are precious, so keep good people around you and block out the bad.
If you find yourself saying no more than yes to a particular friend, consider if they are helping you grow or just holding you back.
4. Enjoy “Me” Time
It’s important to give yourself time away from everyone so that you can tune into your own thoughts and desires. Whether it’s taking a bath or having a lazy morning in bed, schedule time to find your inner voice.
If you’re in a rough spot, go outside. The fresh air and innocence of the natural world will make you realize that every problem is small in the scale of the universe and that life always goes on.
Soak up the pure energy of the world around you and reconnect with your authentic self.
5. Take Responsibility
Ultimately, you are the only person who decides how you feel. No matter what environment you’re in, you have the choice to stay strong or to let others have power over you.
Once you take responsibility for your emotions, you release yourself from the influence of others.
When you feel confident and love yourself, you gain emotional strength and endurance.
Don’t forget to stay positive in your daily life. It’s okay to let yourself have negative thoughts every once in a while, and when you do, live through them and let them go.
Sometimes a good cry is the best medicine.