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Standing up for yourself: Here's how you can do it

Published on Nov 25, 2023 11:41 AM IST
  • From understanding the changes we want to being aware of our needs, here are a few ways to stand up for ourselves.
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Sometimes it can be difficult to take a stand for ourselves. It can depend on various reasons – from the fear of not being liked to people pleasing. " For some, it is difficult to stand up for themselves. Because they are scared, want to people please or have low confidence," wrote Psychologist Alf Lokkertsen. He further added that it is important to not be aggressive, but assertive in our approach. Here are a few tips.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 25, 2023 11:41 AM IST

Sometimes it can be difficult to take a stand for ourselves. It can depend on various reasons – from the fear of not being liked to people pleasing. " For some, it is difficult to stand up for themselves. Because they are scared, want to people please or have low confidence," wrote Psychologist Alf Lokkertsen. He further added that it is important to not be aggressive, but assertive in our approach. Here are a few tips.(Unsplash)

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Before we take a stand, we should introspect on the needs we have and what changes we need in our lives. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 25, 2023 11:41 AM IST

Before we take a stand, we should introspect on the needs we have and what changes we need in our lives. (Unsplash)

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We should also be more self-aware of how we try to please others and end up not prioritising ourselves. We need to identify the behavior patterns. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 25, 2023 11:41 AM IST

We should also be more self-aware of how we try to please others and end up not prioritising ourselves. We need to identify the behavior patterns. (Unsplash)

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We should make a list of the needs, wants and expectations we have. It will help us to get more clarity. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 25, 2023 11:41 AM IST

We should make a list of the needs, wants and expectations we have. It will help us to get more clarity. (Unsplash)

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We should start small by being more assertive in nature and growing our own confidence. It will help us to create more self-trust. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 25, 2023 11:41 AM IST

We should start small by being more assertive in nature and growing our own confidence. It will help us to create more self-trust. (Unsplash)

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In this process, we may have to deal with guilt and shame for prioritising ourselves. We should regulate our emotions. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 25, 2023 11:41 AM IST

In this process, we may have to deal with guilt and shame for prioritising ourselves. We should regulate our emotions. (Unsplash)

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