Life, work and relationships all have the ability to overrun and completely overwhelm you.
They’ll all take what they can from you, it can be relentless, unforgiving.
Slowly encroaching in on your time, stealing your attention from you, draining your energy and your money.
Passivity or indifference in this case, is considered consent.
As long as you don’t put a halt to it, it will continue to bleed you dry.
What you need to understand is that your time, attention, energy and money, are yours to give and not for someone else to take.
If you don’t learn protect what’s yours, eventually you’ll be left with nothing.
Feeling tired, broken, hopeless and helpless, a victim to your own circumstance
So it’s important then to stand up for yourself.
Not to encroach on anyone else's liberties, but simply to protect yours.
To draw the line somewhere and declare when enough is enough
Because if you stand for nothing, you’ll fall for anything
So learn to say no, because no will help you create space for other things, the things that actually matter.
Because it’s in this space, where possibility and potential lives
It’s in this space where you can rejuvenate
It’s in this space where you can re-create
It’s in this space, where you’re able to breathe and regain your sense of clarity
It’s by taking a step back when space is created and only then are able to see the whole landscape.
And no one is going to create it for you, so you’re going to have create it for yourself.
Establish boundaries around those things which are sacred; and maintain the strength of will and conviction to protect it.
So then, have the courage to stand up for yourself, because reality is, if you don’t, then no one else will.