Six Things to Stop Settling For According to Human Design

Erin Claire Jones

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One of the things I love most about human design is how actionable it is. There is so much we can learn about ourselves and begin to take action on based on our human design type alone, including where we may be settling for things that do not make us feel our best.

So today, I want to share six things to stop settling for based on your human design type.


  1. Commitments and work that feel continually frustrating, depleting, and exhausting.
  2. Relationships that leave me more drained than fulfilled and satisfied.
  3. Commitments where I put my own satisfaction on the back-burner and put everyone else’s needs and desires above my own.
  4. Commitments and relationships where I feel like my energy is taken advantage of rather than honored and valued.
  5. Opportunities I’m saying yes to only because I think I should or because I’m afraid nothing else will come, even when my gut is telling me no.
  6. Days full of frustration and exhaustion.


  1. Relationships where I don’t feel seen and valued.
  2. Relationships that feel unbalanced and where I’m doing all the question-asking rather than sharing myself and feeling seen, too.
  3. Work commitments that require me to do, do, do and that will eventually lead to burnout.
  4. Work commitments where my perspective is not valued as the true gift it is and is not invited in nor acted upon.
  5. Invitations that don’t feel like a full-bodied yes and where I don’t feel authentically recognized and seen.
  6. Days that are full of doing and absent of rest simply because it’s what I think I should do.

Manifesting Generators

  1. Commitments I’m sticking with or saying yes to simply because I think I should or because I’m afraid nothing else will come, not because they are the most aligned use of my energy.
  2. Commitments that often feel frustrating and exhausting.
  3. Relationships that leave me feeling more drained than fulfilled, energized and satisfied.
  4. A linear career path rather than a path that embraces the multi-passionate, ever-evolving creative I am.
  5. A path chosen simply to make sense to others.
  6. Days full of frustration, exhaustion, and boredom.


  1. Commitments where my disruptive and transformative energy is not honored and valued.
  2. Days where I feel pressure to do, do, do all day long and don’t give myself permission to reset and recharge alone.
  3. Relationships where my power is not embraced and respected.
  4. Attempting to do it all myself without allowing in support.
  5. People-pleasing and prioritizing being liked by others over expressing myself authentically and courageously.
  6. Days where I feel disempowered, confined and angry.


  1. Spaces that don’t feel good to be in, and people that don’t feel particularly good to be around.
  2. Opportunities where my perspective is not treasured and I don’t feel free to honor the ebbs and flows of my energy.
  3. Attempting to fit in and be like everyone around me rather than embracing my uniqueness.
  4. Opportunities that I’ve rushed into and stuck with, even when they stopped feeling good.
  5. Opportunities that I’ve committed to based on someone else’s feelings about them.
  6. Days full of exhaustion, forced consistency, and unhealthy people and spaces.