I don't think it's necessarily or always about lack of self confidence. Sometime, I just chose not to be assertive and rationalize that I won't waste my energy on people who won't get it, but then I get upset and can't explain why to myself.
I'm on a journey this year to increase my level of assertiveness. I will be sharing my plans and how successful I am or not. If you are having issues with assertiveness as well, please leave a comment below and let's learn from each other and support each other.
First and foremost, let's take a step back and find out what assertiveness is.
|Assertiveness is the ability to stand up for ourselves and to say how we feel when we feel we need to. This includes, |
Assertiveness shows that we respect ourselves and other people, and place our own desires and needs where they should be.
Lack of assertiveness can cause stress, depression and anxiety and lead to feelings of self blame. People who do not assert themselves fail to get their due,and also tend to feel bad about themselves.