How to stop people pleasing
People pleasing is really common and for many of us, it's almost second nature. So what does it actually look like in real life? - Saying yes to things because we are afraid of disappointing others. - Pretend to you agree to avoid conflict - Feeling the need to justify yourself all the time - Offering to do things for others to be liked There are some simple tips to overcome this tendency.
What You'll Need
- Lots of practice!
What You'll Do
- Practice saying ‘No’
- Stall: if saying 'No' upfront is too much, say something like 'I'll have a think about it and get back to you soon'
- Make your boundaries known to others: people aren't mind readers, they won't know that you aren't comfortable with something unless you tell them.
- Start small: practice saying 'No' with to something small, like an invitation to something you really don't want to go to.
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