Treating others the way you would like to be treated doesn’t always work.
Yes, it sounds a bit petty but sometimes, just sometimes, I think you need to treat people the way they treat you.
And that’s exactly what I have started doing to avoid feeling upset and keep my sanity.
Like stopping the calls to that friend who never calls just to say hello but always calls when they need something…
Or not picking up the phone when the out-of-town cousin (you know, the one who thinks your place is a hotel with free room service whenever he is in town) but who is always “conveniently unreachable” when you are in his neck of the woods.
I’m realizing that when I mirror other people’s selfish behaviour, they don’t like it one bit.
And that amazes me…
To me, self-care includes protecting myself from unnecessary stress.
Has this mirror technique ever worked for you?
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