In order for others to respect you, you will have to respect yourself first.

Everyone would like to perform well at work, but that doesn’t mean that you have to put up with everything. Respect requires boundaries, for yourself and others. But first comes you. You are the most important person in your life. All things about who you spend time with and work with come from you: your emotional needs, your values, and your experiences.

In addition, when we are too stressed, we tend to take the problems we have at work into our homes, and this is not good at all. In this case, issues that have nothing to do with your personal life may end up affecting it, ruining the peace and quiet in your home and inflicting damage on your relationship with the people you love. So, setting boundaries in the workplace and at home is extremely important because it will keep you from facing too much stress and from mixing your professional life with your personal one. This requires self-respect as well.

Self-respect is learned and you can do this. Start by believing that what you do on a daily basis is worthwhile as you are worthwhile. Be comfortable with yourself especially when you are alone. Consider keeping a journal, at least temporarily, about your thoughts and feelings about yourself. If these thoughts are negative, if you self-deprecate, write the language that is opposite of self-deprecation.

If these thoughts are negative, if you self-deprecate, write the language that is opposite of self-deprecation.

To self-deprecate is to belittle yourself. Stop doing this at all levels of your experiences of your life.

You set the tone in your life in each and every way.

If you belittle yourself, the people around you will start to do the same. Be a better you by being better to yourself.

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Joanne

 

 

 

 

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