ALL MY PEOPLE PLEASERS TO THE FRONT‼️
I see you out there putting everyone else before yourself and draining yourself bit-by-bit for fear of disappointing the ones you love.
I come from a long line of people pleasers so listen-to-me-Linda, when I say...I KNOW YOU ARE EXHAUSTED.
I KNOW YOU ARE SICK OF FEELING DISAPPOINTED,
AND FEELING BURNT OUT...
And I have a solution for you.
Its time you give yourself permission to SET BOUNDARIES and end this draining cycle.
Setting boundaries is a game changer in putting your people-pleasing mind to rest and allowing yourself to focus on keeping your cup full because frankly, you can't pour into anyone else's cup if your's is empty.
And now you're probably thinking "Well this sounds great but — HOW DO I SET BOUNDARIES?!"
Let me tell ya 5 tips that’ll give you a backbone to rely on when it comes to boundary setting...
1️⃣ CLARITY. The first step is to get super clear & know exactly what you want/what boundary you need to set before you take action. You don't want to put your foot down without knowing what you're squashing.
2️⃣ BE UNAPOLOGETICALLY DIRECT. Do not apologize for doing what you need to do to better yourself. Read that again. DO NOT APOLOGIZE for doing what you need to do to better yourself.
3️⃣ STICK TO YOUR GUNS. Expect resistance from people who aren’t used to you standing up for yourself. They won't know it's coming. Don't worry about them and DO NOT DETER from the course because of this resistance.
4️⃣ REMEMBER THE PROCESS. Setting boundaries is not a one-and-done kind of deal. More boundaries will need continuous setting and affirming! Stay aware and stay clear and you'll be just fine.
5️⃣ DO IT FOR YOU. Most importantly, set the boundary for you and you alone — not for the sake of other people and certainly not to control other people. Boundary setting is PERSONAL and it's best to keep it that way.
Implement these strategies and you’re bound to see an improvement in your overall mentality and quality of life! On top of that, you'll reach a heightened level of self-awareness and you can never be too aware.
Have questions? Feel free to DM me on Instagram: @michele,jeannette OR email me firstname.lastname@example.org.