Know Your Worth
“You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served” — Tene Edwards
Knowing your self-worth is vital in identifying when to stop fighting. Fighting is a natural response to get things that we want, but what a lot of people don’t see is the toll it has on our mental health. The moment you feel like you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment to absolutely and utterly walk away. No one has the ability to tell you your worth, only you can do that. Once you decide that, you can determine how you allow people to treat you. Having a sense of your self-worth allows you to value yourself even more, meaning you will know when to talk away from something. If you don’t have control over a situation then the level of fighting you put into it has to be relevant to your mental health. Know when to stop fighting. There are no expectations.
Know Your Worth!
W: work at being kind to yourself. It’s okay to take a step back and regroup.
O: observe your mental responses to the situation you are in. If something is going downhill, stop and evaluate.
R: recognize how far you want to fight. If others are not respecting your worth, consider taking a pause.
T: think about what you are fighting for and why. Is the reason you started fighting still relevant?
H: hard work is necessary to achieve what you want. Be aware when hard work turns into unnecessary fighting.