"Sometimes standing up for yourself can be as simple as walking away from a situation that does not support or honor your self-worth." - Unknown
When was the last time you sat in ten minutes of silence and asked yourself "Where do I want to take my life next?"... and listened for your soul's answer?
When was the last time you felt the discomfort of being in the presence of toxicity or misaligned energy and said to yourself "I'm no longer going to expose myself to this or be involved with this person"?
When was the last time you FULLY trusted your intuition and did what it told you to do... without second guessing yourself?
In every moment of your existence, your life is speaking to you.
It's telling you what to do, when to do it, who to trust, who not to trust, and what to hold on to (and what to release from) in your life... and that level of deep intelligence is only available to you FROM you...
But, far too often, we discount the vibes we get, the energy we feel, and the messages from the Universe that come through loud and clear. We tell ourselves things like "I can handle this" or "I only have to put up with this for a little while longer" or, the worst one, "It's not that bad"... all the while every fiber of our being is screaming "You don't have to put up with that! Stop it!"
And here's the truth: The quality of your life will depend upon the level to which you are committed to being true to you... and the longer you spend putting up with, settling for, or allowing in situations, things and people that are unworthy of you, the farther you'll be from the life you KNOW you deserve.
And you might be thinking "I can't stand up for myself right now so what do you want me to do?"
First things first, I'd like you to make the decision that standing up for yourself is NON-NEGOTIABLE, that you will walk through life, from now on, standing up for yourself, that backing down and playing small is no longer an option.
The second thing I'd like you to consider is this: You teach people how to treat you- by what you allow, what you accept, and what you continue to stay available for. If you don't like what's going on, make a decision that you're going to change it, that you MUST change it... even if nothing can change right now.
The third and final thing I would say is this: Standing up for yourself doesn't have to be some big proclamation, massive argument, or equate to cutting people out of your life. Far too often, the most powerful forms of standing your ground is quiet, decisive, and subtle. You do not have to make holding to your highest standards a drama fest. It can be as simple as saying "No" or walking away or saying nothing at all.
The bottom line of all it is this: Your life, at every turn, is showing you what is for you, what is NOT for you, and what to do about both. Do not ignore the signs that come or the vibes that register. Trust yourself enough to trust the messages you receive... and when it's times to leave anything, do the courageous thing and, without arguing, battling, or complaining, simply leave (mentally, physically, spiritually... or all three).