And I want to know: Are you a martyr? Do you take care of everything so no-one else needs to? Are you over it? Fed up? Angry? Resentful?
Stereotypical martyrs devote themselves to causes they think are admirable. The causes – and their beliefs about them – are more important than their own wants and needs.
It’s time to smash the stereotype wide open with a hammer. And I reckon Christmas is the perfect occasion. This time of the year is when martyrs bolt out of the gate with aplomb, preparing lunches, dinners, parties, presents…
Being a martyr is a way of escaping the stress, indecision and responsibility that come from being in charge of your own life.
To stop being a martyr, you need to:
- Start making choices to escape situations that aren’t meeting your needs
- Speak powerfully to communicate those choices
I made something for you. It’s a three-part Christmas Talk Tip audio series.
Listen up! Part one is right here:
Five minutes to a life less martyred. What to say, and how to say it. Just click PLAY:
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There’s more where that came from too. Tomorrow: Creating clean, happy and healthy boundaries – with your family.
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