Always be yourself

It's human nature to want to be liked and feel belong. While pursuing this, many of us lose sight of what we want and who we really are. All people pretended something at some point in order to be accepted. The important thing is the balance. When we sacrifice too much of ourselves to make others happy, it's not worth it because the imbalance will eventually harm the relationship, not to mention all that anger and discomfort that naturally comes with pretending. How to know when is "too much"? Listen to your body and feelings. If being with a person or a group frequently gives you a physical discomfort (e.g. exhaustion, migraine, stomachache) and little joy, pause the relationship and re-evaluate. * * Follow me on Instagram @therapywithyiwen for tips to get along better with yourself and everyone else ✨

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