People pleasing might not sound like the worst thing. What is wrong with being nice to people in the hopes of making them happy, right? Unfortunately, people pleasing tends to go beyond simply being kind. You may go out of your way to do things for the people in your life based on what you think they want or need, and in turn, you give up your own time or energy to make sure they’re happy. So, how can we let go of these tendencies? In this episode, I will be explaining where people pleasing comes from and how to overcome the need to make everyone happy.
Listen in as I describe what will happen if you create something or decide to do something out of fear and how this can lead to a lifetime of sadness and fear. You will learn how to set clear boundaries for yourself (and others), how to let go of your old ways of thinking, and how to create new ways of caring for others.
In today’s episode we are unpacking:
What people pleasing is really about.
The importance of not creating things out of fear.
How to recognize where your people-pleasing tendencies are coming from.
The importance of identifying what we’re truly afraid of.
Why it is actually disrespectful to be a people-pleaser.
How to set clear boundaries for yourself.
How to let go of your outdated ways of thinking.
The importance of allowing others to access their own strength.
“The people pleasing creates an atmosphere in yourself and those around you of complete and total disrespect.” - Christine Jewell