Have you ever wanted to speak up for something you needed and felt stuck?
Did you want to say how you were feeling, but felt like you couldn't?
Your struggle with speaking up for your needs must be addressed today. You don't have the luxury of going another day without getting your needs met. If you continue to avoid discussing your needs, you'll continue to feel unhappy, which can lead to resentment.
I know that sharing your needs can be scary because it is forcing you to be vulnerable. What if you tell someone what you need and they don't care? What if you share your needs and they don't meet it? This can lead you to have to make a decision about your relationship with them. Here are five reasons why you need to speak up for your needs immediately.
Do you ever wonder why some people in your life have no problem setting boundaries, and you do? Do you ever think if your life would be different if you created healthy boundaries?
If boundaries were comfortable for us to create, then the majority of humans would have healthy relationships. Since this isn't the case, we must look at our ability or difficulty setting boundaries with the people in our lives.
I'll share with you why you need to care about boundaries, what they are, how to create them, and why you need to excel at them.
Kristie Overstreet Ph.D., LPCC, LMHC, LPC, CST
Do you ever have those days when your self-talk takes a downward plunge? Regardless of how great life may be going, your negative narrative can come out of nowhere. No matter how confident or not you may be, your inner critic can show up in a big way.
Since snapping your fingers and expecting your negative self-talk disappear won’t work, there are techniques to turn down the volume. Here are nine ways to silence your inner critic that can help you make a change starting today.
Why is difficult for us to figure out our needs? The mystery of who we are and what we need can keep us from evolving into our best selves.
Whether you haven't had time, haven't thought about it, or you spend all of your time taking care of other people, you are responsible for knowing your needs. If you are struggling to get started, here are my favorite tips to get your gears rolling.
Let’s face it; we all compare ourselves to others. Whether it’s at work, in social settings, or our relationships, we compare ourselves to others. The problem comes when you compare yourself harshly, and it causes you to see yourself in a negative light.
I know your goal is to focus on self-change to get the life you desire. One way to do this is to make something you are already going to do like comparing yourself work for you versus work against you. Here are my tips on how to make it work in your favor.