This one is HARD. Because often people who are *supposed* to love and support us unconditionally, like family, are some of the *least* supportive.
The problem is that as we grow into adulthood, we also often maintain unhealthy, sometimes codependent relationships with our family when we really need to break free from that.
Just because you were born into the family doesn’t mean those people always have your best interest at heart. AND THAT IS SO HARD TO SWALLOW. It’s not always because anyone has bad intentions, but it is often because their own mindset or view of the world isn’t the same positive, growth-oriented one that yours is. It’s fixed, fear-based, and filled with expectations to be placed upon you that you to which may never have agreed. Or you did, and now you changed your mind and they can’t handle that change.
You are fortunate to have this growth-change-becoming better outlook because that’s how you can become the best version of yourself in the world. A version of yourself who shows up for yourself and others with joy, kindness, vibrancy, and generosity of spirit.
I know this is a tough conversation you need to have with yourself, but I want you to ask yourself if the people you allow to be closest to you are also those who BELIEVE IN YOU. And, do you believe in yourself? If not, step 1 is to distance yourself from people who are negative, unsupportive, toxic, fear-based-thinkers. This is the only way to walk towards the life you are meant to live.
Do you believe in yourself? Are you surrounding yourself only with people who also believe in you?
Let me know in the comments below!