3 Ways to Stand Up for Yourself
It becomes tough when we have to take a stand for ourselves. Still, if we try to do this, people start thinking that we are rude, selfish and we even get emotional while we stand up for ourselves.
It happens when you start standing up to yourself. And that's okay, let people think whatever they want to think and let yourself be emotional, there is nothing wrong with standing up for what you deserve.
Standing up for yourself doesn’t make you argumentative Sharing your feelings doesn’t make you oversensitive. And saying no doesn't make you uncaring or selfish. If someone won’t respect your feelings, needs, and boundaries, the problem is not you: it’s them. ~Lori Deschene
It is mandatory to speak out what is inside you and what is crucial for you because nobody is going to read your mind so you have to speak freely and open yourself.
Stand Up for yourself is not straightforward, so here are three powerful ways that will help you:
Believe in yourself
If you are taking a stand towards something, it can be anything. For example, your Self-esteem, your dreams, your goals, your self-independence, and much more.
At that time all you need is your self-assurance. If you don’t have enough self-confidence in yourself. How will you be able to stand up for yourself? When a person stands against you then at that time you need your self-confidence the most, so when those people will see your unbreakable faith in yourself. Then, they will be wanting to stand with you instead of standing against you.
Believing in yourself does not mean dragging someone else down. But first, you need to believe that you will do it elegantly. But, don’t become foolish or put yourself in danger with your overconfidence, being confident about yourself is good but overconfidence can only create trouble for you. So, see the difference between lack of confidence and overconfidence.
Don’t be afraid to put yourself first
Remember your childhood, when the decisions of others never created the self-criticism within you. You were who you are. This is the most important thing, understand yourself first.
Now, think about what you are today and how the expectations and right perceptions have affected you. Is your idea of living life has changed by the society and people around you?
We are not ourselves most of the time because we are too scared of being neglected or being judged by others, because we feel too vulnerable. One should know, it's a fact that we can never impress others however hard we try. What is right for one will always be wrong for someone.
Start seeking your own approval, start caring about those things that will shape your life towards positivity. This will enhance the quality of your life and let you live as you have always wanted to live.
Drop these walls of pessimism that you have built around you. Take risks, fight for it. It's okay to be vulnerable, it's okay to be judged because one day nothing of this will matter when you will be living the life you have always wanted to be.
Think of it like if you would die today, will you be happier living the life that others have made you live? Or you want to be on the deathbed thinking about all the beautiful memories that you have created by putting yourself first throughout your life.
Having the courage to stand up for yourself is like bringing a sword to a stick fight. ~Kyle Schwalenberg
Take Decision with Your Subconscious Mind
Your subconscious mind is a part of your life. Who wins? The one who makes the right decision at the right time. It is possible and it happens if someone uses their mind wisely to take a little step closer towards their success. Your mind is your weapon it can harm you or it can heal you, use it well.
Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself then stand for somebody else ~Maya Angelou
Life doesn’t give you many chances to stand up for yourself. So, you should not think twice to stand up for yourself, and you should keep choosing yourself every time. Take every step wisely in your life no matter whether you are alone but in order to get what you want, you should learn how to stand up for yourself.