Do you feel as though you often get taken advantage of? Do you feel uncomfortable being assertive? Do you ever feel like you shouldn’t say something because it might hurt another person’s feelings? Do you sometimes feel frustrated when your spouse doesn’t take care of their share of the responsibilities around the house and expects you to take care of it? Your time is important, so kindly point out when you feel you are being taken advantage of. It is unhealthy to become the person who always picks up other people’s slack. Aggressiveness can be a negative quality, but being assertive leads to people respecting you and your time. Break that cycle! This week speak up maturely and positively when you get that sinking feeling someone is taking advantage of you or your time. You will be amazed how empowered you will feel!