With bullying rife both in schools and workplaces, and in some families, it's time to talk about how you can take your power back. You don't have to put up with being treated badly. You deserve better, of course you do; but more than that, you have choices.
"Many people are too quick to pass judgment
and too slow to self-reflect."
Sometimes it's a fine line. It might be the odd remark, subtle undertones or it could be more blatant, like a direct criticism or judgement. Either way, when being around certain people starts to feel very uncomfortable and very unpleasant, it's time to make a change. It's time to take your power back.
Often when we are younger we don't even realise we have choices. And, sadly, we are often so embroiled in the dynamics of the group we are part of (whether family, church, friends or other), we are not able to see the reality of what is going on. I know this was certainly the case for me. Being treated a certain way in relationships was something I thought I had to accept, until I started to learn about assertiveness and self-awareness. This was in the very early days of my personal development journey and really was the beginning of a whole new life.
When I reflect on the unhealthy situations I have been in, there were always red flags. Over time, as I've become more in-tune with myself, I've been able to identify what does not feel right. And, what I have noticed, is that every single time I have moved on from one of these situations, I have felt at peace.
When It's Time to Let Go
Along the way I've learned a lot, so I thought I'd share a few things that have worked for me.
Taking your power back will be good for you. Becoming who you truely are and living the life you want to live, is after all why we are here.