I’m a recovering people pleaser who is currently prioritizing my opinions and goals. At this point in my life, making choices that are authentic to who I am does not come naturally, but I am determined to do it. I am over trying to be perceived as “likable” by everyone I encounter. I will always attempt to be kind to others, but I must always be kind to myself first. What do I mean by being kind to myself? I mean no more pleasing others at my own expense.
My current mantra is best summed up by this quote:
“It’s about being alive and feisty and not sitting down and shutting up even though people would like you to.” – Pink
If you’re a recovering people pleaser, I’d love to hear your tactics and strategies for avoiding pleasing others at your own expense.