rECOGNIZE THE SYMPTOMS AND IMPACT OF PEOPLE PLEASING
Am I aPeoplePleaser?
Tara Tooley, LCSW
1. Recognize the signs: Overwhelmed with commitments? Constantly seeking approval? Feel guilty when you can't meet others' expectations? These could be red flags that you're caught in the people pleasing trap.
2. Set Boundaries: Establishing healthy boundaries is crucial to reclaim your life. Communicate your limits clearly, and don't hesitate to say "no" when needed.
3. Self-Care: Prioritize self-care by engaging in activities that bring you joy and relaxation. A balanced life promotes resilience against the pressures of people pleasing.
4. Seek Professional Help: If you're struggling to break free from the people pleasing cycle, consider reaching out to a mental health professional. Together, we can explore personalized strategies to regain control over your life.