Just a quick reminder to you today, that you're allowed to change your stance.
You're allowed to stop tolerating something you've been tolerating. You're allowed to re-define your boundaries. At any time. For any reason; without feeling bad or selfish or guilty.
If you find yourself struggling a bit to get from point A to point B; a helpful strategy is to take a very close and honest look at what you've been saying is okay.
If you're not getting what you want in some area of your life, it's a given that something has to change. And usually that 'something' has everything to do with what we've agreed to tolerate.
What comes up for you, specifically, when you think about this concept? Is there something you'd love to stop tolerating? What scares you when you think about taking a stand?
When we fail to tell people how we really feel; when we 'go along' with things we'd rather not tolerate; we send ourselves a very clear message about our own value and self-worth.
Devaluing yourself has long-standing, far-reaching consequences.
People will get over (or not) their own emotional reaction to your new boundaries, but you my friend, never get a chance to go back and live your life differently.
Just like the act of devaluing yourself, loving yourself also has long-standing, life-altering consequences.
So the real question becomes, which kind of consequences would you most like to create? The ones that come as a result of devaluing yourself or the ones that come as a result of self-love and self-respect?
You have an incredible amount of control over the quality of your life.