Most of the people are aware that they have to alter their lives drastically during those times of grand transformation. During these times we have to be brave, honest and transparent so that we can transform into our highest selves. We have to leave behind everything that feels bad in our souls and honor our true selves. If you really love and respect yourself, you won’t be tolerating any of the toxic behaviors below.
When everything is taken into consideration, the most important thing for you is to do whatever makes you happy and to listen to your gut feeling. Don’t try to convince others; they will only judge and criticize you and give you millions of reasons why you shouldn’t listen to your heart. You need to learn how to rise above the opinions of others, and do whatever you think is right for you instead. People with self-respect appreciate their own opinions over others’.
BEING TOO HARSH ON THEMSELVES
Your reality cannot look positive and vibrant if your thoughts are not aligned with the way you want your world to look like. If you are too harsh with yourself, you will see your world as gray and depressing. But, if you have a positive view of yourself, you will be open for many opportunities and you will find harmony in everything you do. People who respect themselves are full of love and positive thoughts.
We’ll all agree that the world is a cruel and scary place. That’s why many people choose to remain in their safety zone as long as possible in order to avoid anything that would hurt them. But, if you want to grow as a person, you need to try new things. Self-respecting people love to experiment and push the boundaries so that they can keep evolving as a person.
TRYING TO FIT IN
As we already mentioned, it’s impossible to grow if you keep following the herd. If you want to thrive in this world, you have to choose your own path and learn to follow your heart, not the useless opinions of others.
HAVING A JOB THAT DRAINS YOUR ENERGY
As sad as it sounds, so many people have jobs that they hate just to pay their bills. But, you need to leave that soul-sucking job and try to find something else that will suit you and make you feel fulfilled and satisfied. Self-respecting people often change their jobs and try new things until they truly uncover what their soul wants. Of course, this is not easy but at the end you will see that it’s worth the effort. Finding a job that supports your mental and emotional well-being is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.
NEGLECTING YOUR HEALTH
You and only you are responsible for your own health; no one else can make you feel good. If you don’t feel well emotionally, mentally or physically, think carefully and find out what changes you have to make.
However, you cannot change anything overnight. You have to make it gradually, step by step and the most important thing is to be patient. Health comes first for all the self-respecting people, because they are aware that without this, they won’t be able to enjoy life to the fullest.
BEING AROUND TOXIC PEOPLE
If you are in a relationship with a person who tries to control every single aspect of your life, then this needs to be immediately stopped. You should never tolerate any manipulative or controlling person. Toxic people are all around us, and they can be bad for our health. You don’t deserve friendships and relationships that destroy your self-confidence and bring out only the worst in you. In other words, if a certain person brings you down more than they rise you up, then you need to put an end to this relationship as soon as possible. Self-respecting people don’t let anyone but themselves to have control over their life.
The technology advancement has taken control over most people, so they allow their computers, smartphones or tablets to entertain them the majority of the time. It’s always easier to sit in front of a screen then to actually go out, experience the real world and do some interesting things. That’s how most of us have lost our motivation. But, self-respecting people never let themselves become complacent; thanks to their self-control and discipline they never stop working hard toward their life goals.
CHOOSING TO BE UNHAPPY
Nowadays, most of the people accept less than they deserve. This is probably because they have very low self-esteem, or they are afraid to make changes thinking that they will worsen the situation. That’s not something self-respecting people do. They always do what makes them the happiest, no matter what they need to do in order to get there. They never limit their lives, because they know that we can transform this world into a magical place, despite what we’ve been led to believe.