Managing Anxiety When You’re a People-Pleaser and Perfectionist

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managing anxiety when you're a people-pleaser and perfectionist

For years, I was a people-pleaser, perfectionist, and never felt good enough. I focused on making others happy, avoiding failure and criticism, and constantly tried to prove my worth. I was also riddled with anxiety. Perhaps you can relate. In this article, we’ll explore the connection between anxiety, people-pleasing, and perfectionism. And I’ll offer some […]

Tired of Trying to Please Everyone?

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Are you tired of trying to please everyone?

  Trying to please everyone is tiring. It’s also a waste of time! When you try to be all things to all people, no one is happy. You suffer because you give and give but don’t receive in return. Your health and well being are depleted and you eventually grow tired and resentful. And despite […]

Is it Mean or Wrong to Set Boundaries?

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Is it mean or wrong to set boundaries?

It’s not mean or wrong to set boundaries. Boundaries protect us from being hurt and taken advantage of. Boundaries create healthy relationships and clear expectations. And we can learn to set boundaries without feeling guilt or like we’re being mean!     Has anyone told you that it’s mean or wrong to set boundaries? Well, […]

Why You Over-Apologize and How to Stop

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Why you over-apologize and how to stop

  Do you over-apologize? Over-apologizing refers to saying “I’m sorry” when you don’t need to. This could be when you haven’t done anything wrong or you’re taking responsibility for someone else’s mistake or a problem that you didn’t cause or control. Here are a few examples of over-apologizing. The waiter brings you the wrong order […]

Break the Pattern of Codependent Relationships

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Break the Pattern of Codependent Relationships

    What is codependency? Codependency is a broad term and it can manifest in a variety of ways. Below are some of the most common symptoms of codependency. You don’t need to have them all to consider yourself codependent. I find it’s helpful to think of codependency on a spectrum – some of us […]

5 Tips That Make Setting Boundaries Easier

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5 tips that make setting boundaries easier

Boundaries are hard to set, especially if you didn’t grow up with healthy boundaries. But everyone can learn to set boundaries and these five tips can make setting boundaries easier.   Setting boundaries can be hard! Do you struggle to set boundaries? Well, you’re not alone. Mental health professionals and self-help gurus put a lot […]

10 Summer Self-Care Tips for People-Pleasers

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10 Summer Self-Care Tips for People-Pleasers

    When is the best time to start taking better care of yourself? Right now! No matter the season or day of the week, it’s time to put yourself on your to-do list and give yourself the same love and respect that you give to others. Below, I share 10 summer self-care ideas, but […]