Assertiveness is such a crucial skill. It helps us have our needs met, boosts our self-confidence and esteem and achieve important goals. Assertiveness is not being pushy or needy– it means having the courage to ask for things when they are important and being able to say no when it’s not in your best interest.
In this article, I emphasize the need to rinse and repeat to get into the habit of honing this skill. It’s pretty easy once you get down to it.
Get into the habit of asking and putting yourself out there. “It’s like building a muscle, the more you do it, the better you get at it and the easier it is for you,” says psychologist Vijayeta Sinh, PhD, owner of NYC Family Therapy in New York. “Like most things, practice helps us develop and hone our skills and develop a more neutral—and eventually positive—outlook towards things.”
There are some other cool ways of prepping your self-confidence and empowering yourself. Check it out here: http://www.rd.com/advice/relationships/how-to-ask-for-what-you-want/
Self & Relationship expert Dr. Vijayeta Sinh, Ph.D. loves to help young men and women find and nurture healthy and satisfying relationships. Her advice has been featured in Reader’s Digest, Nylon and Bustle. Connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.