Be Assertive: 10 Ways To Stop Forgetting About Yourself
Assertiveness has become a bit of a buzzword. We constantly hear about the benefits of being more assertive. Assertiveness enables us to take care of ourselves without being overbearing.
There is research being done on the delicate balance between being passive and aggressive. Ultimately the “assertive you” will boil down to knowing your self-worth and practicing the behaviors of being more assertive.
There are many strategies for being more assertive. In this post I would like to share some of the small, specific things you can start doing today to be more assertive without turning into an aggressive butthole.
Start with “I” statements
Rather than being with a “You” when talking to someone, start with “I.” This shows that you are being accountable for yourself and sharing what you think and need.
Example: Instead of saying, “You keep interru