7 Reasons to Respect Yourself and Be Happy

It’s not always easy to let go. Sometimes, when you think about how far you’ve gone, it makes you still hold onto something. It makes you stay and hope that things are going to change.

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.” – Robert Tew

A Good Enough Reason to Quit Your Job

This is how I felt when I decided to quit my first job. When I graduated, I thought that things are going to be a lot easier from then on. But I was wrong. As it turned out, looking for a job is harder than I expected it to be. So when i finally found one, I told myself I will work harder to succeed in it. I loved my job. I loved it and then I didn’t. A year passed and I started to feel like it’s not where I wanted to be anymore. Every day seemed like a routine and I was literally just dragging myself to work. I thought about resigning but when I looked back at how hard I got into this position, I got scared. What will happen to me if I quit?

Another year passed and I hoped things will change. But it didn’t. The more I stayed, the more I realized I wanted to do something else. Something that will make me happy. So for the second time, I didn’t think twice. I tendered my resignation, walked away, and started doing the thing that makes me happy.

If I had not quitted my first job, I’d still be thinking about what ifs. I wouldn’t be where I am today – happy and contented.

So don’t be afraid to walk away when you’re no longer happy. Above all, stop thinking about what could happen. Just let go. By doing that, you are setting yourself free.

6 Reasons Why You Should Let Go of a Toxic Relationship

The following 6 reasons can apply to your job, a toxic relationship or anything that’s toxic in your life. Read them thoroughly. Thanks to purposefairy for redacting them.

1. Life Is Too Short to Be Anything but Happy

Don’t cling on to unnecessary pain. If it hurts and is a constant struggle… If it’s hard and makes you unhappy, then you need to just let go. Life is too short to be anything but happy.

One of the simplest ways to stay happy is to just let go of the things that make you sad.” – Nishan Panwar

2. It Is Better to Be Alone Than in Bad Company

Don’t you think, not even for a single moment, that it is better to cling on to a toxic and unhappy relationship than to be alone with your own magnificent Self!

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There is something so beautiful, so powerful and so unique in each and every one of us and the more we cling on to toxic relationships, the harder it will be for us to tap into our own greatness.

Detach, let go and learn to love yourself for who you are and not for who others want you to be.

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.” – Wayne Dyer

3. Who You Are Is Enough

Way too many people cling on to toxic and unhealthy relationships just because they think that without the other person they will be nothing and their life will be worthless. Total nonsense!

I used to think that way as well. I used to believe that if me and my boyfriend broke up, my life would be worthless and that nothing would make sense anymore, but guess what? Ever since I managed to let go, my life became more meaningful than ever and you know why? Because I have learned to love and appreciate myself and to stop looking for my “salvation” somewhere out there, in other people.

Believe me when I say that who you are is more than enough and that you don’t need another person to complete you, but to help you see how beautiful you already are and how much you have to offer.

No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Buddha

4. Holding on to Toxic Relationships Keeps You From Growing

Don’t get me wrong, I love challenges and I have this incredible ability to turn every experience, whether good or bad, into a valuable life lesson, but this doesn’t mean that I should make my life harder by clinging on to toxic relationships and drama. I believe that things should flow and they should be easy, and when they aren’t, that means something is wrong.

After being in an unhealthy relationship for almost 10 years, I have learned that if a relationship is hard, if it’s stressful, and if it takes a lot of energy and effort to try to make it work, you have to let it go, for the sake of both parties.

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I came to the conclusion that if a relationship doesn’t make you a better person, if it doesn’t challenge you to grow and evolve into a happier and more loving human being, it is not worth holding on to. If a relationship makes you bitter, but not better, then you are in the wrong one.

Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.” – Robert Tew

5. Face the “ugly Truth”

Accept the “ugly truth” – you can’t change the other person, you can only change yourself.

I used to think I could change my boyfriend and my boyfriend believed that he could change me. Guess what? Nobody was able to change anybody and the more we tried to change one another, the more resistant and more resentful we became towards one another.

We got so busy trying to control and change everything that we forgot how to live. We forgot how to love.

Never underestimate your power to change yourself. Never overestimate your power to change others.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

6. When You Let Go of a Toxic Relationship You Make Room for a Healthy One

There is someone out there who is looking for somebody just like you…

By clinging on to something you need to let go of and by staying in a toxic relationship long after you tried everything to make it work, you deny yourself the right to be loved, to be happy and at peace. You deny yourself the right to be with someone who will respect and appreciate you for who you are. You deprive yourself of the gift of love and happiness.

Don’t let that happen to you. Give yourself permission to live life fully. To be free and to experience the many wonderful gifts that come from being in a healthy and loving relationship with someone who doesn’t try to control your every move. Be with someone who allows you to be who you are without trying to change and “correct” you. Life is too short to waste your precious time by clinging on to toxic relationships.

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