“Even the most caring people can get tired of being taken for granted”
– Nishan Panwar
Every individual wants to be loved and cared for by people they are emotionally attached to. Love, care, and appreciation are the pillars of any relationship.
As human beings, we all adore receiving a token of appreciation when we keep on doing good for someone. This kind gesture of ours is often taken for granted by others.
Do you find yourself being taken for granted?
Do you feel that your effort has never been valued?
Did you ever think about how to stop this?
If not, then it’s high time to ponder over the actions of others that you have not taken seriously.
Ignoring this can create havoc damage to your mental and emotional well-being.
Remember, you are too special to get errored in the flood of emotions for others when they do not value you.
You need to learn to stop being taken for granted. The following tips can help you.
10 Ways to stop being taken for granted
Here are some useful ways that would help you to know how to not let anyone take you for granted.
1. Realize your worth
Knowing and respecting yourself makes you feel unique. You can never earn self-respect from others if you do not value yourself.
Respect your feelings, prioritize your wishes and desires, and identify your true potential. When you place yourself high then others would also know your worth.
Never let others undervalue your self-worth.
2. Your time is precious
You might have noticed how much time you invest in doing or planning something for someone is never being considered.
Keep in mind that your time is precious too. You too have a life that you deserve to live on your terms.
Make others realize that you struggled a lot to take some time out for them to plan a surprise or a holiday; only to make them happy.
3. Enjoy your private space
You have complete freedom to indulge in some ‘ME TIME’ moment. Do not let others intrude on your personal space.
Spend some time looking within yourself to understand your imperfections, skills, and potentialities.
Enjoy your leisure time by reliving your long-lost hobbies, and passions. Make others realize that you have a life where only ‘YOU’ rule.
4. Give your emotions a voice
You might be the person who has suppressed inner feelings and desires only to fulfill the wishes of others. Now it is time to voice your emotions.
Pour your heart out and live every single phase of your life basking in the rays of hope and self-happiness. Add wings to your submissiveness and value your emotions.
5. Stop comparing yourself with others
Every person is a medley of distinct traits and characteristics. As a result, likings and dislikings differ.
Comparing yourself with others hinders your personal growth. Drawing comparisons fades your existence as an individual.
Instead, leave behind a remarkable legacy for generations to cherish.
6. Get rid of negative feelings
Over time when you pile up your emotions, it gives rise to negative feelings. Try to let go of your negative thoughts and perspectives to develop positive ones.
Once you get rid of your negative vibes you get to deal with negative people more efficiently. You succeed in making them understand your real value.
7. Try to set aims and aspirations
If you are the kind of person who always thinks about others’ welfare then you should focus on yourself now.
Encourage yourself to achieve your aims and aspirations by setting life goals.
This not only makes you feel worthy but also makes you self-dependent rather than being emotionally dependent on others.
8. Have faith in yourself
Believe in your abilities. Boost your confidence by accepting challenges. Trust your decisions by resolving your inner conflicts.
Faith gives you the power to overcome any life difficulties and turns you into a stronger person.
9. Raise an alarm against any wrong
Learn to speak up for your rights as a human being. Stand rigid against any injustice being inflicted on you.
Do justice to yourself at first, then only you would be able to teach others how to behave with you properly.
10. Good company matters
Your circle of influence decides the way you would be treated. Enjoy the company of good friends and people where you get to exchange knowledge and novel ideas.
You might have been a ‘giving person’ till now. Try to be on the ‘receiving person’ only to realize life has so much to bestow upon you.
Rediscover yourself and this would be only possible if you stop being taken for granted.
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