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The Pitfalls of People Pleasing

Why It’s Time to Start Prioritizing Yourself
Are you that person constantly saying yes to everyone who ask anything of you, even if it means sacrificing your own needs? Guess what, you may be a people pleaser. Of course naturally we to want to make others happy, but constantly putting others’ needs before your own can lead to negative consequences. In this blog post, we’ll talk about some of the dangers of people pleasing and provide some simple tips for how to break the cycle.

What is People Pleasing?
People pleasing in simple words would be is the act of always prioritizing others’ desires and request over your own needs and wants, often to the point of neglecting your own well-being. Whether it’s saying yes to keep the peace, agreeing to attend events you don’t really want to be a part of, or taking on extra work while others slak at the expense of your own mental health,these are just a few examples how people pleasing can have serious consequences.

Effective Steps in Breaking the Cycle
If you’re naturally are a nurturer it is easy to fall into the pitfalls of being a people pleaser, and it can be difficult to break the this cycle. Don’t worry there are some quick easy changes to help you break this toxic behavior.Always keeps in mind it’s important to prioritize your own well-being. One effective step by sitting down and doing some reflection on your priorities and personal belief system,this will help in setting healthy boundaries. Being consistent and showing yourself and others compassion and understanding during this process will help you cultivate healthier relationships with those around you.

Tips to remember
Identifying our values and priorities will empower us to have the confidence in saying NO when we feel that we are not experiencing healthy interactions with others. Always make sure that you are clearly communicating your boundaries and keep in mind you do not have to apologize to anyone about setting boundaries that make you feel healthy and confident. Surround yourself with people who respect your views and are supportive in your quest to be a healthy happy person.

Looking for Some Extra Help on Your Journey to Setting Healthy Boundaries? We have your covered!

Self-reflection and setting boundaries is a journey that can sometimes feel tough, but it’s important to remember that it’s okay to seek extra help when you need it. There are many resources available to help you succeed, including counselling, support groups, journals, guides, leisure clubs, music groups – you name it, it’s out there, waiting for you to utilize! It’s important to find and use the resources that work best for you. Check out the list of helpful tools we’ve linked below and find the best ones for your journey.

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