26 Things People Don’t Realize You’re Doing Because You Actually Have Self-Respect Now
1. Ignore Words without action
You need to disregard words of forgiveness and regret not accompanied by remorseful moves and actions. Most of the time, people ask for forgiveness without necessarily meaning it. This is why it is important to take note of the actions of people rather than their words.
2. Always Put Yourself First
Putting yourself first simply means making your ambition and well-being top priority over making other people happy. You need to start thinking of yourself first, no need to put yourself in the back-burner while other people take the front burner.
3. Stop All Forms of Self Sacrifice
You should avoid sacrificing for people that are not worthy of it. Learn to always consider yourself, before you take the leap to save someone else. Stop every act of selflessness for selfish people who do not care about your mental or physical well-being.
4. Stop Participating in Any Form Of Negativity
Avoid any conversations that are detrimental to your well-being. Do not sit back while others live their life. Remove yourself from situations where people complain and worry repeatedly without offering any solution to their problems.
5. Cut People You Don’t Want in Your Life Anymore
You do not have to make a spectacle of avoiding people, you can just cut them off without any prior warning. You do not have to give anybody any explanation on why you took your actions. Explaining to people might result unto more negative events so it is best to just keep mute and let them figure it out themselves.
6. Don’t Explain Your Actions To Anybody
It is important that you know that you do not owe any of any explanation whatsoever for your actions. Regardless of whether you quit your job or you are getting a divorce or any other thing, you do not have to justify your actions to anybody. Your decisions should be based solely on what you feel and not on what other people approve of. It is important to take your happiness without worrying about what other people will think about your actions.
7. You Do Not Need to Be At The Beck and Call Of Anybody
Take some time to yourself. You do not have to deal with other people’s issues 24/7, put your phone down and enjoy the scenery around you. Have a good time without worrying about other people and what they might be feeling.
8. Stick by All Decisions You Make
One important thing to remember is to always stick by every decision you make, you should never allow anyone convince you otherwise. You also do not have to give reasons for why you are taking any action. If you do not want to go out, don’t. If you don’t want alcohol, don’t let anyone cajole you into changing your mind.
9. Do Not Conform to Society’s Expectations
What people want you to be, shouldn’t matter to you at all. All you have to do is continue to do what makes you happy without regard of what others might think. This ensures that you have a free life without worries about expectations and what not.
10. Remember that Your Dreams and Aspirations Can Change
You do not have to beat yourself up for changing your dreams along the way, you have grown so your dreams can also change.
11. No Online Disputes
There is nothing as appalling as arguing online under someone’s page. This argument usually resolves nothing, so take note to stay clear of them.
12. Avoid People You Dislike
You do not necessarily have to be in the same room as people you dislike and on occasion when you are, being civil to them will do.
13. Avoid Upset Drinking
Drinking while upset, is an act that usually ends up making you sick. You should endeavor not to drown your sorrows in the bottle.
14. Stop all Forms of Bad Coping Mechanisms
Coping mechanisms such as overindulgence in food should be stopped, as they do not give any solution to the existing problems.
15. Care Less About What The World Thinks
It is important to do what makes you happy at all times without regard to what the world might think.
16. Let Your No Mean No At All Times
Do not change your answer conveniently after making them as it would make you seem like less of a trustworthy person.
17. Be Creative
Never stop being creative, do not stifle yourself to conform to society’s standards.
18. Be Active Online
Share whatever suits your fancy online without regard to what others might think of your opinions and values.
19. Do not Give false Answers When You Have No Idea
It is better to reply ‘I don’t know’ than to give false answers.
20. Dress However You Want To
Disregard what society might think of you and dress in what makes you happy.
21. Be Nice To People That Deserve It
Do not be mean to individuals that have done nothing to warrant it.
22. Put Everyone in Your life in Their Respective Places
This means that those that prioritize you should be a top priority and those that view you as an option should be options as well.
23. Understand That Everyone Doesn’t Have to Like You
Once you understand this fully, you will live your best life.
24. Your Days of Playing The Victim Is Over
There is nothing cute about playing the victim all the time.
25. Value Your Opinions Over Others
Remember that your opinion matters so endeavor to value it over those of others.
26. Stop Poor Habits and Cultivate Good Habits
Stop habits like laziness and complaining and cultivate a can-do attitude.