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When You Stop People-Pleasing, People Aren’t Pleased! And that’s okay

When people are accustomed to you putting their needs and wants and whims ahead of yours, they likely won’t be delighted when you start to heal, grow and learn to put yourself first.⁣⁠
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the people-you-used-to-pleased may have some feels about that…⁣⁠
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and that’s okay.⁣⁠
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truly.⁣⁠
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i didn’t say it would be cozy or comfy or easy…!!⁣⁠
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but in my life, it’s been sooooo much more uncomfortable to keep doing what I don’t want to do to try to make other people happy⁣⁠
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to try to live my life to try to meet other people’s expectations for my life⁣⁠
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to live by other people’s rules and wants for MY one human life (this go round)⁣⁠
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because allll of that leads to boatloads of resentment, and resentment feels like garbage.⁣⁠
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it’s like drinking poison and hoping the other person dies, as the old saying goes.⁣⁠
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so the work here starts with awareness: is to get in touch with what YOU actually want in your own life, on your own terms⁣⁠
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to accept that you’ve had the thought habit of people-pleasing, likely as a childhood survival skill⁣⁠
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to accept that people won’t be thrilled when you stop putting their needs first⁣⁠
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to get real with that fact ⁣⁠
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and then you get to take action⁣⁠
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to use your prefrontal cortex to choose a thought ahead of time to help you hold tight to your boundaries⁣⁠
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a thought like: me first, you second, with love.⁣⁠
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and you get to practice that thought until you can believe it.⁣⁠
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for more about people-pleasing and ways to support yourself to move on through this harmful thought-habit, ⁣⁠
?️?listen to episodes 67-70 of the Feminist Wellness Podcast, free wherever you get your shows.⁣⁠
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