What are you settling for? 🌱 Don’t settle for less just because it’s available. 🧘🏼
When you settle, you are lowering your standards - whether it be in friendships, romance, career, living situation, etc. 💁🏼♀️ In some ways settling is a form of self-betrayal and self-sabotage. In other ways, settling is a form of self-neglect.
This is because settling costs you emotional fulfillment, alignment, and happiness. 🙇🏻♀️ I had to learn this the hard way so many times in so many aspects of my life. I was sacrificing so many of my emotional, mental, & spiritual needs for much less than I deserved.
When you settle for something, you are minimizing your own needs. You may be subconsciously telling yourself that these needs are not as important as what you are sacrificing them for, or that you are not worthy of having these needs met.
There are tons of reasons why we settle. 👉🏻 Even if you’re settling because you don’t have any other option for the time being, set those intentions and new goals for a better situation. Remember that you have the rightful power to create & manifest something more worthy of your precious time and energy. ☺️💓
Here’s a reminder to love yourself enough to walk away from anything that doesn’t serve your highest good at all or anymore. 🤸♂️ Don’t lower your standards, especially not for toxic situations or people.
Get into the habit of recognizing what you are settling for & ask yourself why. What are you afraid of? Is it really worth the energy exchange? What does settling for “this” cost you? How would your life be without it? Honestly, how does this make you feel?
Is it hurting you or helping you more? Is there a better option? If so, what’s holding you back from the better thing?
Make sure that the rewards are far greater than the compromise.
Is there a limiting belief that you don't deserve better? What lesson is this trying to teach you?
What is your intention for settling? Maybe you hope that the situation will naturally improve over time. You've got to be honest with yourself~~
I hope this reminds you to honor yourself and prioritize your own needs first. You deserve the inner peace.
Remember that you always have a choice. The power to change anything lies within your hands.
And as a last gentle reminder, try to be as nonjudgmental with yourself as you can when you do the inner work & reflection.
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