Do it with love or don’t do it.
“They owe me for this”
“I’m only doing this because I have to, but I really don’t want to”
If these are your first thoughts when doing something for someone else, reconsider why you are doing it in the first place. You are not doing anyone favors by carrying out actions with weak intentions and feeling salty after.
Trust your yes and no’s
I used to cancel my plans with myself to please others, and when they didn’t do the same for me, it felt like betrayal. The truth is, we should honor people keeping their promises to themselves. Once we can trust ourselves, we can trust others. Do what you need to get done first and respect that others should be doing the same.
If you are feeling like you have sacrificed your well-being or goals for someone else and it’s not being reciprocated, re-consider your priorities because at the end of the day if you are not fulfilled in what your life is, no one else can do that for you either.
Love is truth
Are you being honest and open about your feelings?
Vulnerability will bring us closer to the ones we love. Trust your feelings. Express them with the best intentions. The more we try to hide our feelings, the farther we become from the ones around us. Speak your truth. Be authentic. Watch your relationships flourish.