Im­por­tance - Self Re­spect!

The Miracle - - Women - Shab­nam Khan – Fam­ily Coun­sel­lor Mas­ter’s Prac­ti­tioner in Coun­selling Psy­chol­ogy Reg­is­tered Pro­fes­sional Coun­sel­lor For any in­quiries please email at shab­nam@skcoun­

Self-re­spect is cru­cial to self-care be­cause it pro­tects you from set­tling for less when you de­serve the best. This is toxic to how you view your­self and how you al­low oth­ers to treat you, your val­ues and your bound­aries. If you al­low oth­ers to tram­ple over your ex­pecta tations con­stantly, you’re de­bas­ing your worth and your self-es­teem. You might be afraid that if you have high stan­dards fo for your­self, peo­ple might per­ceive you as a high-main­te­nance per­son and even aban­don you in the process. In fact, it’s prob­a­bly a good thing that they do that and re­veal that ear­lier dur­ing your im­por­tant jour­ney. At the end of the day, your opin­ion of your­self and what you de­serve is all that truly mat­ters to you in your life. Hav­ing high stan­dards for your­self, your ca­reer and re­la­tion­ships pro­tects you in the long-run. Think of some things that fall be­low your stan­dards as bad ex­pe­ri­ences. You’re not get­ting what you need and want out of it, but the per­son on the other side is. It’s not worth the time and your en­ergy if some­one else is ben­e­fit­ing from the pos­i­tive re­turn. Life is too short to waste your en­ergy by al­lo­cat­ing re­sources into goals that are not truly your own. Car­ing for our­selves means re­main­ing au­then­tic and rec­og­niz­ing our true pas­sion. Don’t be pres­sured into pick­ing a cer­tain ca­reer path just be­cause so­ci­ety says it’s the right one for you, don’t al­ways set­tle for jobs just be­cause they’ll pay the rent, don’t pur­sue a ma­jor just be­cause of its fi­nan­cial re­wards un­less it’s some­thing that re­ally in­ter­ests you. Some­times, you will have to do what you have to do in or­der to sur­vive - but be sure you’re still look­ing for ways to im­prove your­self and progress to some­thing bet­ter and some­thing that rep­re­sents your true self. lf S Set­ting tti aside id ti time t to pur­sue your dreams is im­por­tant be­cause th­ese are things no one can take away from you. You own the right to all your dreams and the abil­ity to make them come true. At the end, it’s all about you - about your unique­ness - about your dreams! The key is to still be prac­ti­cal, but also to be pas­sion­ate. You were not meant to live this life do­ing just what is re­quired to sur­vive, you were meant to live life valu­ing your dreams. Don’t be afraid of fail­ure, be­cause fail­ure is a learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that will strengthen you and pre­pare you to do bet­ter in the fu­ture. Would you rather sit around and live in the re­gret of not know­ing what would’ve hap­pened if you had tried or would you rather lead an ex­cit­ing life by tak­ing on risks and chal­lenges that will ul­ti­mately lead you to­wards reach­ing your dreams. It’s never late to start Liv­ing Your Dreams!

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