Last week, in Part 6, I talked the importance of being good to yourself and why, according to Rick Hanson in ‘The Buddha Brain’, this is such an important way to reprogram your brain.
In this last post of the series, I want to explore what it means to assert yourself which is another way of being good to yourself.
What does it look like when you’re asserting yourself and what role does it play in reprogramming your brain?
To truly assert yourself you need to come from a place of virtue which simply means from a place where your intention is to do no harm.
When you make ‘doing no harm’ your intention (see Part 5, intentions and perseverance), it becomes a way of relating not only to others whoever they may be – partner, children, family, friends or work colleagues but doing no harm to yourself either.