Tag: people-pleasing

  • 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Cancelling Plans

    3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Cancelling Plans

    You made plans with some friends weeks ago. The day has arrived and you have a million thoughts running through your head. It’s hard to tell which ones are stronger–trying to talk yourself up and into going OR justifying why you should cancel.   This is where you take a pause. Breathe. And ask yourself these…

  • Are you doing things you don’t want to do? 😟

    Are you doing things you don’t want to do? 😟

    Have you ever gone along with something even though you didn’t actually want to do it?  Why didn’t you speak up for what you wanted? Did you go along with it because you wanted to belong? Were you afraid of hurting someone’s feelings?  What were you trying to avoid? Feeling awkward, ashamed, or guilty?  Let’s…

  • It’s about YOU and your happiness, let them worry about their own

    It’s about YOU and your happiness, let them worry about their own

    Why is setting boundaries so hard? There are a few common reasons: Protecting Others We take on other people’s emotions. We empathize or sympathize. We try to protect them from discomfort. Aka People-Pleasing  Fear of Rejection  If they don’t like what I say, they’ll hate me/no longer be in my life. They’ll view me differently. …

  • I need to make a public confession…

    I need to make a public confession…

    I’m not who you think I am. I’m not Mr. Positive all the time. I’m not always as excited or engaged as I show in my videos. I’m quiet and contemplative. I live in my head most of the time. I prioritize myself over others. I spend a lot of my “free time” watching tv…

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