Not everyone has the same care or compassion as we do. When you encounter an insensitive person, this is how you can protect yourself.

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by: E.B. Johnson

In this life we encounter all types of people. Some of them are lovely and bring all kinds of value and benefit to our lives. Others, however, can a bit more challenging to deal with. Negative and insensitive people can make our emotional lives extremely difficult. Their bites and barbs wound us, and can erode our self-esteem if we don’t take care to protect ourselves and our personal wellbeing.

Who are the insensitive people in your life? How does their behavior affect or derail the way in which you go about your day (and your happiness)? It’s time to be honest with yourself, and in that honesty discover better ways to protect yourself and set better boundaries. Insensitive people are everywhere. While we can never escape them fully, we can learn how to build the right walls and establish an undeniable self-confidence which can’t be denied or disrupted. …

Holding space for someone isn’t about giving them free rein in your life. Set boundaries and hold space the right way.

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by: E.B. Johnson

In this life, there are a lot of hardships and challenges which change us and shape us in a number of ways. We miss out on important opportunities and lose things that mean a lot to us and our happiness. When we’re pushed up against adversity it can be helpful to have someone to lean on, but what do we do when it is our loved ones in need?

When it comes to supporting the people we love, we have to figure out how to hold space for them in our lives. To hold space, we have to drop our judgements and open up to others even as we create an authentic area in which they can express themselves. …

Do you feel like you’re being overwhelmed by sadness or unhappiness? These might be some of the (many) reasons why.

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by: E.B. Johnson

It can be hard not to feel sad in the complex and difficult world we’re living in. Things seem tough, and they’re not made any better by the plethora of personal struggles we’re working through. Sadness starts to feel like a way of life when you’re dealing with mental struggles, disjointed relationships, or even a lack of vision. In order to get back to the top, though, we have to work past these challenges and find better ways to take responsibility for our joy.

Has your life become overwhelmed by continual feelings of sadness? Can you feel yourself tipping into darkness? Or sliding toward something more serious? You need to take charge of your emotions and find more effective ways to reshape and replace your sadness. To do this, you need to heap compassion over yourself, though, and commit to standing up and taking action in the name of your own happiness. Sadness can become a way of life, but it doesn’t have to be that way forever. You can get back to that center of peace and contentment that you were always meant to dwell in. …

About

E.B. Johnson, NLP-MP

NLP Master Practitioner, Writer and Entrepreneur. I write about relationships, psychology and the growth mindset. Founder @ Dragr LLC. 📱: about.me/EBJohnson

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