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Believe In Your Pra Pra, Assert Yourself! by lanya: 1:20pm On Jul 19, 2018
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Today is only Thursday and my week has already been very eventful. Not in the I woke up a billionaire way, more like why is everyone choosing this week to test my already short patience level?

Firstly, I got a message from a former friend who I hadn’t spoken to in over two years demanding to pick my brains about how to start a blog. Her opening text left a bitter taste in my mouth that has still refused to go away. If you want, i’ll post it up on my instastories. I responded twice to let her know how much I didn’t appreciate it and that was it. She keeps on sending messages about how much she needs the information which I intend to continue reading and disregarding .

Just before I started writing this, someone posted a meme on her Whatsapp story and mentioned me. I almost ignored it but I’m glad I didn’t. I told her off, she apologized and took it down.

Which brings me to today’s message; how to be assertive and stand up for yourself.

Assertiveness (n) : the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive. In the field of psychology and psychotherapy, it is a learnable skill and mode of communication.

I am not known for being a push over so it is always a shock when someone starts behaving in a weird disrespectful manner towards me, like boo you should know not to. I realize a lot of us are scared of asserting ourselves because we don’t want to be disrespectful. Well, this is why I am here, to help you live your best life.

Answer this, what stops you from standing up for yourself? Are you afraid of being seen as a bully or a problematic person?

Nobody likes conflict so sometimes it seems easier to just go with the flow in order to avoid conflict. Letting people walk all over you will ultimately cause you more stress. Learning to stand up for yourself will help you take charge of your life, believe in your own pra pra and embolden you to...READ MORE @https://olliealley./2018/07/12/believe-in-your-pra-pra-assert-yourself/

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