I read this quote and literally laughed out loud from resonating with it. Everything has pressure limits and so does everyone. Not only do we allow pressure from others but we put unnecessary pressure on ourselves.
Yesterday I blogged about what I’ve already learned and been reminded of this year and one quote said,
Stop taking responsibility for people. You cannot control their thoughts, feelings or perceptions. If you are doing your best with them and it’s not enough for them then that’s not your issue.
We tend to use our good hearts and our love language to please them and hope they appreciate our efforts. ⚡️News flash⚡️some folks will never appreciate your efforts and they will never reciprocate! We can literally stretch ourselves thin to the point of breaking by pressuring ourselves to please them.
This especially applies to the peacemakers. When there is an elephant in the room or the relationship is rocky like a ship at sea and we just want the elephant out and the waters calm. You can stretch yourself too much by trying to push the elephant out. Think of the literal pressure it would take to push a real elephant out of a room. Impossible? Most likely and it’s most likely you can’t push an elephant out of the room in a relationship. If they are not willing to openly communicate with you and pinpoint the issue then don’t allow the pressure to move the elephant solo.
I’ve stretched and been stretched but I’m bouncing back and I’m coming with a warning, “You should probably move.”