I don’t know about you, but I am exhausted by constantly having to keep up the inner monologue required to maintain my own self worth. It seems to be a constant uphill struggle.
As a teenager my mom used to be quite harsh with me about this, on a fairly regular basis. Her intention was only ever to help me, something which I realised even back then! I can hear her voice in my head even now, in fact I hear it every single day, and let me tell you, that is a good thing.
“Stand up for yourself, my girl.”
“Don’t let people walk all over you.”
“Don’t be a doormat!”