I am. (Or, should I say was.)
I’m a recovering people pleaser.
I was just cleaning out a box of old papers and thinking back on various times in my life.
It struck me how many times I said yes when I wanted to say no,
how many times I didn’t speak up when I should have,
how many times I allowed people to cross my boundaries without recourse andhow many times I put my own candle out because I made someone else uncomfortable.
All of the above are examples of how I didn’t honor and take care of myself.
"If you try to please all, you please none." - Aesop
Self-care is much more than manis, pedis and massages. It’s also about your relationship with yourself and others. It’s about what you allow into your life. If what you allow doesn’t serve you then you’re not practicing self care.
I now know better. Of course, when you know better you do better.
Cheers to all the recovering people pleasers out there! And, if you're stuck in people pleasing mode, please know you matter and that you deserve to take care of yourself.
Recovering from people pleasing is sexy.
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