Members of the Keys Soulcare community open up about finding and trusting their voices.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Speaking up for ourselves takes so much more work than what the outside world can see. Very often, it’s the result of our ideas and ideals colliding with pivotal life moments. Oh, and did we mention it can be downright terrifying? That’s exactly why we’re so down to feature the voices and stories of people working through that process again… and again… and again.
We recently asked you how you’re learning to turn speaking up for yourself into ritual. Here are a few of our favorite responses.
@Kyradanyell “Reminding myself that my voice matters, my feelings are valid, and no one will speak for me.”
@Simovaanezka “Writing, journaling… my thoughts, my dreams, my reminders, my affirmations…”
@Twiztidkat “Counseling is showing me techniques! Confidence in yourself is key.”
@Jbaltaz “Learning to speak up for myself by decreasing my overthinking and just saying what I need.”
@Jpb_purplemajesty “I try to speak directly and wholeheartedly about what’s bothering me.”
@Gassytraore “I just have to breathe in and speak it up, not easy… but if you can’t breathe within, you got to let it out!”
@Ms_lsf “I speak up w/ intention even if it’s challenging & feels uncomfortable.”
@Vprudholme “By understanding myself and knowing what’s worth fighting for.”
@Mookieboo92 “I’m just learning this lesson at 28. If it doesn’t suit me, it’s okay to say no.”
@Baddmamajama “Starting to ask what am I getting out of this? AND setting boundaries.”
@Clementine8302 “Listening to my body. Anger, fear, offense will always show in the body. Call it out and give voice to it.”
@Ms_teehampton “Having strong boundaries that were once non-existent.”