Monday Morning Motivation: Quotes From Books

Welcome to Monday Morning Motivation!

This is a feature where I will be sharing quotes from books and poetry that have motivated and encouraged me in one way or another.

I hope you will find some of these quotes inspiring and uplifting.

This week, I’ll be sharing quotes from a book I read a last year and I personally found very helpful titled ‘The Highly Sensitive Person’s Guide to Dealing With Toxic People’ by Shahida Arabi. I would be sharing some quotes from this book with you and I hope it adds value to your journey and inspires you to move away from toxic people and environments to a safer, happier place. I highly recommend.

I wish you a brilliant week ahead!

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“Remember that the word “no” is a complete sentence, not an invitation for a negotiation. If someone tries to persistently negotiate your “no,” that speaks volumes about how much they are willing to infringe upon your boundaries to meet their own needs.”― Shahida Arabi, The Highly Sensitive Person’s Guide to Dealing with Toxic People: How to Reclaim Your Power from Narcissists and Other Manipulators

“Just because you feel stuck in a toxic workplace now doesn’t mean you’ll be there forever. Just because you feel unable to leave a toxic relationship at the moment doesn’t mean you have to stay in it for life. Make a plan for the future. Save money, build good credit, and explore your options. If you’re married to a narcissist, obtain the services of a divorce financial planner and a lawyer who is well versed in high-conflict personalities. Get support from counselors, support groups, friends, and family members who “get it.” Don’t let the narcissist in on your plans; they will often try to sabotage them” ― Shahida Arabi, The Highly Sensitive Person’s Guide to Dealing with Toxic People: How to Reclaim Your Power from Narcissists and Other Manipulators

“First, build confidence in yourself and trust that you are worthy of establishing your boundaries. In order to have boundaries, you must also have a solid sense of believing that you are on some level deserving of self-protection and getting your needs met. Use the diverse healing modalities discussed at the end of this book to “reprogram” your negative self-talk so that a belief in your worthiness becomes your default way of thinking and behaving” ― Shahida Arabi, The Highly Sensitive Person’s Guide to Dealing with Toxic People: How to Reclaim Your Power from Narcissists and Other Manipulators

“Reacquaint yourself with your foundational values and basic rights. Remind yourself on a daily basis that you have a right to protect yourself from abuse, exploitation, and mistreatment. You have a right to respectfully protest the toxic behavior of others and to detach from them. You have a right to safe, healthy, respectful communication with others. You have a right to take a break. You have a right to privacy. You have a right to not be an emotional punching bag or emotional sponge for toxic people. You have a right to dislike someone or their behavior”― Shahida Arabi, The Highly Sensitive Person’s Guide to Dealing with Toxic People: How to Reclaim Your Power from Narcissists and Other Manipulators.

“As HSPs, we’ve been conditioned to apologize for our thoughts, emotions, and reactions. It’s important to assert ourselves without feeling guilty for standing up for our rights”― Shahida Arabi, The Highly Sensitive Person’s Guide to Dealing with Toxic People: How to Reclaim Your Power from Narcissists and Other Manipulators.

“What are you allowing to rent space in your mind? Are you reading traumatic books, watching horror films, looking at an abusive ex-partner’s social media, or revisiting texts from a toxic ex-friend? If so, limit or obliterate these types of activities from your schedule. Block that ex from all your social media, balance your television consumption by adding comedy or lighthearted movies to the mix, and read books that focus on solutions rather than problems. You can also replace any sort of toxic consumption with more mood-lifting media, such as soothing meditation audio recordings or
videos of adorable animals” ― Shahida Arabi, The Highly Sensitive Person’s Guide to Dealing with Toxic People: How to Reclaim Your Power from Narcissists and Other Manipulators.


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