I am on day 3.
Have you ever noticed that some people seem to have energetic hooks attached to you and are tied to you by emotional ropes?
It’s almost as if you feel like you’re being held hostage. If you don’t accept someone’s negative behavior, they will withdraw something you perceive to be beneficial. If you explain to your carpool-mate that you don’t want to hear reports of murder and rape from the news, they may no longer offer you a ride.
If you cease to sit idly by while coworkers speak negatively about your employer or fellow employees, they may no longer invite you into their inner circle.
Remember this: WHATEVER YOU STAND TO LOSE IS FAR LESS IMPORTANT THAN LOSING YOUR INTEGRITY. Stand for what you believe in.
Cast off the hooks.
Shake off the ropes.