Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Wellness Wednesday- Clarity

I have been doing some much needed soul searching this week. If you follow me on Twitter, you probably saw a few posts about sticking up for yourself. While in my counseling session this week I was talking about how I feel left out in a lot of areas in my life. Whether it's not being invited out  with friends or being completely ignored when I have an idea. I was told that no person has a right to discount my feelings or thoughts no matter what the purpose.

I have always had a hard time sticking up for myself or speaking up. I let people talk over me because it has been happening for so long I just assume anything I have to say doesn't matter. Last week in my yoga class we talked about the Chakra that has to do with the throat and our voice. It was said that we need to let it all out and stop making ourselves a prisoner in our own bodies. 

I started with a post on Facebook, speaking my concerns and was overwhelmed with all of the responses I got. All encouraging and all true. I need to start taking action in my own life. I need to feel empowered in all of the achievements I have reached. I do not deserves to be lied to or made to feel like I do not matter.

And just like that I received a letter in the mail from a dear friend, like she knew I needed cheering up. Sometimes life works in mysterious ways. I think opening up the idea of feeling empowered helps to move into that state of mind. I am hoping from now on I can do that and stop discounting myself. 

I wonder how often this happens. Do you feel this way sometimes? I'm curious to know! Please feel free to share your stories.

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6 comments:

  1. I am glad that you have decided to stand up for yourself. If you don't then who will. I am sorry that you feel your feelings or opinions don't matter. I can all to well relate to how you feel. However, I am sure I am guilty of making my husband feel that way sometimes as well. It isn't that I mean to it is just that I am set in my ways as he is. We choose to disagree about the things that come between us and move on.

    Good luck with your journey and keep us posted. It is hard but I can promise you it is well worth it to stand up for yourself. It is a new sense of worth, confidence and it will reflect your self worth.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. It really has been a tough week trying to hit these new endeavors head on. Thank you for stopping by :)

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  2. I'm proud of you. Strange isn't it that sometimes sticking up for ourselves is the hardest thing to do. I think it comes from being taught not to make waves...go with the flow type of mentality. Sad thing is, we lose ourselves in that. So happy to see you reclaiming yourself! Such an inspiration. XO

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    1. Thank you Anne. I really appreciate your kind words. Its been such a hard and emotional week for me. I'm working on making all these things better and letting myself shine through all of this negativity!

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  3. It can be hard to stand up for ourselves, especially as women. I think we often "feel bad" for others or the situation. It's important to remember to stand up for ourselves. I applaud your effort!!

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    1. It really is super hard. I work in a male dominant workplace and some days I do things that even those big bad men can't do and I get a pat on the back. Great. But if the tables turn they get a bonus or a dinner. It really drives me bonkers some days! I have been standing up for myself and even spoke with the CEO today about some of my concerns. He was really supportive and let me know I am doing a great job. Thanks for your support!

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