I’m just too nice.
People always ask me for help but are never there when I need help.
I guess I just want to be there for other people too much.
Helping people is good, right? Yeah, I feel drained and taken advantage of but that’s to be expected right?
Friends, there are people who need your help and then there are those who want your blood. They prey on you, draining you of your life force and resources. And when you try to push back, they blame, guilt, shame or manipulate you until you concede. I’ve got news for you: YOU ARE NO ONE’S RAM IN THE BUSH!
Stop letting people use you and then toss you aside as though you are not the amazing, gifted and highly polished diamond that you are. Stop living your life as though you deserve to be treated like your voice or feelings don’t matter. You can say no. You can help others without being taken advantage of. You can establish boundaries that others will respect. YOU can say yes to your well-being.
Surround yourself with people who respect, protect and encourage you. Spend time with people who love you for YOU and not for what you can do for them. It won’t be easy. It’ll be hard as heck but you deserve better than what you’re allowing. I’ll tell you something else. If this used-to-be-too-nice-too-mousy-and-too- easily-guilted chick can do it so can you.
You are a force to be reckoned with. So, head up, shoulders back and you forward.