People-pleasing, while driven by good intentions, can often lead to personal sacrifices that compromise your well-being and self-authenticity.
It's essential to strike a balance between being considerate of others and taking care of yourself.
Here are four signs that may indicate it's time to let go of people-pleasing behaviors:
Neglecting Your Own Needs: If you consistently put others' needs and desires ahead of your own, to the point where you regularly neglect self-care and your own well-being,
Feeling Anxious or Resentful: People-pleasers often experience anxiety and resentment.
Difficulty Setting Boundaries: If you struggle to set and enforce healthy boundaries in your relationships, it's a clear sign of people-pleasing.
Losing Your Authenticity: People-pleasers often adapt their behavior and opinions to please others, sometimes to the extent of losing touch with their authentic selves.
Giving up people-pleasing doesn't mean you stop being kind and helpful; it means finding a healthier balance where you prioritize your own needs and well-being alongside helping others.