Recovering People Pleaser

I’m a, what I like to call, recovering people pleaser. I no longer feel bad for saying no to things that I don’t think I should do. I no longer give of my precious time to those that are negative and toxic. I no longer force my kids to be around people that haven’t actively been a part of their lives. I decided to stop explaining and defending myself to people who will only see from their chosen perspective anyway. I no longer make decisions based on how others might think of me. I now make myself a priority rather than being the last on the list. And you know what? I don’t even feel bad about it!

27 responses to “Recovering People Pleaser”

  1. Love, love it. Did I mention how much I love it. Cheers

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  2. I agree, I have believed for a long time, I do not have to explain my actions, if they do not understand then this is not my problem. I did the same with my child kept them away from toxic and abusive family members. Life has much to deal with and I stopped doing things because it is expected just to please others.

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    1. So glad I’ve learned this now vs. later. Life is much more peaceful this way. 💗

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  3. What a great place to be at, so many would sell their soul to be as self assured! I hope you are rightly proud and enjoying peace of mind!

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    1. I’ve been through much to get to this point, I’m thankful.

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      1. Likewise Joni but it just makes the present all the sweeter! Be well! X

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  4. Oh, so true. I don’t even have the energy to be a people pleaser. Hugs.

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    1. I feel the same! Hugs back.

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  5. Thanks for sharing!… Just be you, the world will be a better place for it… 🙂 you and your family have a wonderful holidays and may every day be filled with love and happiness… 🙂

    “You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realize how seldom they do”.. Eleanor Roosevelt

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    1. You are always so kind. You have a blessed holiday ❤️

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  6. Good for you . Lots of inner growth ❤️

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  7. Joni,

    I am so happy to hear you have decided to start putting yourself into a priority position. You deserve it and you will be much happier not saying yes to everyone. The ones that understand this and support you in this decision are the ones that truly love you for who you are. May GOD bless and keep you.

    Dan

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  8. Excellent…things we all have to learn! ❤

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  9. Be who God created you to be! You!
    Much love, Joni

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  10. you are inspiring as always. 🙂
    I took me far too long (and lots of mental health help) to finally learn to be true to what I want.

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  11. I am happy to see you back, dear Joni 🙂
    Thanks for sharing and have a great time my friend
    Didi

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    1. Thank you friend 💜

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      1. Welcome, dear Joni 🙂
        Have a happy day
        Didi

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