Compromise where you can – and where you can’t, don’t

Compromise where you can - and where you can't, don't

Who would’ve thought that the latest Captain America movie could spawn such wisdom?

To live in this world is to compromise. And to be in a relationship is to compromise.

I kept reaching my limit … or so I thought.

And then I would push through. Just a little longer, I would think. Surely things will change. This can’t continue indefinitely.

For better and for worse, right?

But when something or someone is the sole source of your stress and there is no sign of it changing – it’s time to reevaluate. Be kind to yourself, first and foremost.

You may not know where your true limits lie. I know I didn’t. And that epiphany may wind up coming from elsewhere.

In my case, I was physically falling apart – in rather obvious ways. That’s when I knew I had to draw a line. That was something I could not compromise on.

Listen to your body, because it doesn’t lie.

I may have had to learn the hard way, but now I know where I can and cannot compromise.

4 thoughts on “Compromise where you can – and where you can’t, don’t

  • Reply Abigail @ipickuppennies June 7, 2016 at 07:52

    So sorry you had to go through so much stress and physical turmoil. Especially when it results in an actual breaking point, which brings its own set of emotions. At least one of which is relief, even if the others are more negative. I’m glad you’re taking care of yourself now. Eventually, you reach a point where you have to start taking care of yourself. You have to prioritize yourself. Unfortunately, too many of us put it off too long, but at least it does finally happen.

  • Reply The Personal Economist June 7, 2016 at 12:04

    So true, it is amazing how in tune with our body our mind is, and sometimes we see / feel the physical signs first even though they are the symptom of the mind. Take care xx

  • Reply Cathy @MonetizeMyMins June 8, 2016 at 09:17

    I completely agree…the body can give you clues when the mind doesn’t completely want to see. I hope things begin moving in a positive direction for you. Sometimes it takes big changes to do what is best for you, but it will often be worth the effort.

  • Reply Dividendsdownunder June 8, 2016 at 20:02

    Very wise words indeed.

    Life isn’t a fairytale or a movie. The only person who truly knows how you’re feeling and your limits is you, no-one else (maybe a spouse somewhat).

    I hope you are resting & recovering from whatever it was that went too far 🙂


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