Sometimes, all you need is stop finding yourself excuses...
It takes guts and resilience to define, set and stick to your standards. You might end up being labelled as "selfish" more than once. But, at the end of the day, it's the only way for you to protect yourself from toxic relationships-before you are able to build some supporting ones. And the result on your life balance will be worth all your efforts
I vividly remember telling myself "I am not going to do that my entire life" after sitting back at my desk after lunch, on my very first day in the job. To this day, I don't know why. My intuition, I guess? Either way, a gut feeling is one thing, finding what to do instead is a different one!
I was chatting with a friend of mine the other day and he was telling me “I could never work with a life coach”. I was a bit confused, yet curious, and asked what he meant by that. He said “I don’t know, going for a coach, all this change thing, is...kind of radical! My life is not perfect, sure, there are some things to improve, but I don’t want to “change” it”. That got me thinking and I needed to be my best “external observer self” for a while to understand what he was referring to.
The truth is: most people have no clue what coaching is. Most of the time, they have “heard of” and they “think that” but it’s a bit of a guess, specially in our European cultures where coaching is not a thing-yet. Bellow, I have gathered affirmations I regularly heard about coaching, so hopefully it could help you have a better idea too!