Hi everyone, Swetha here!
How do I walk away from something that is really bad for me?
To be honest, I don't always, at first. I fiercely believe in the potential for something/someone to go positively well. I don't expect perfection and I believe in transformation - which in turn has meant that sometimes I stay in toxicity for a tad longer than I should.
Do I regret this? Sometimes. It takes me some time to remind myself that experiences lend themselves to my work, and my identity. However, if I can save you some trouble, I will share a conversation I have with myself that has made processing and walking away easier:
I ask myself if I would do the same TO someone else or expect the same FOR someone else. Who would I do this to? Who would I want this for? Why?
Sometimes we stay in the bad because it is familiar, and/or we are willing to put up with stuff we would never wish for someone else.
Knowing which part of the coin is activating for you is important before you can truly let go.
If you keep going back, maybe - probably, the lesson is not over.
Sending good vibes,
// Originally posted on Instagram on January 6th, 2023.