Right now you may feel bogged down and overwhelmed because nobody is listening to you. It's frustrating. It can make you scream at the top of your lungs: why is nobody listening to me?
So, here's a crazy thought.
Maybe you're talking to the wrong person.
And what do I mean by that?
Sometimes our needs, our desires, our wants, our frustrations are actually a part of us saying: hey you know what? I don't like the way things are going.
When we feel that signal, we want to put it externally because it's easier to throw it out there. Life would be good if they were listening to me more. Life would be great if she actually picked up her clothes and put 'em in the laundry basket.
We think that if our environment was better then everything would be going smoothly in our lives.
So, first let's be gentle on ourselves. Know that it's okay to get frustrated, to feel these feelings, that's perfectly fine.
And then I want you to notice in your environment. What does it look like when no one is listening?
Now maybe there is a person that you need to speak to, and they should be listening to you.
Are you making eye contact? Are you slowing down enough to connect to that person?
Or are you just throwing words out there, yelling from the top of the stairs down to your kids in the living room: shut off that TV and come to bed!
Well, who wants to listen to that all the time?
So, they are gonna start ignoring you (I know at least I found that with my kids).
Then you can take a deeper dive and start listening to yourself and taking time for you.
Usually, that's what you're body's telling you. You're not making time for what's true to you and what you love.
If you need a little bit of help of learning how to go about doing that, check out my Make Time For What You Love Resource Guide.
Remember: Take this one step at a time and I guarantee people really will start listening to you. ...Maybe you'll even start listening to yourself.