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The Big Question- How to Say ‘No’, Worry Free?

The Big Question- How to Say ‘No’, Worry Free?

Today is one of those days where if I am asked to do one more thing for someone, I am going to lose it. I am a people-pleaser, which means I have a really hard time saying no. So when I am asked to help out, I am almost always going to reply with a big grin and a “sure thing,” even if I don’t want to.

Today I feel stretched so thin. I feel like I am just not capable to do all of it. But I stress that if I break commitments, then I will make someone mad at me. So, either way, I lose. Stress is there no matter what. What happened to good old laid back Fridays?

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Are You a People Pleaser?

Are You a People Pleaser?

Today I ran into a common problem that I have. I am in a situation where I have to make a decision that no matter how I slice it, I feel I am going to disappoint someone or hurt their feelings. Because much of my anxiety revolves around the fear of being judged by others, this can really be stressful and trigger some anxiety. I am what you call a “People Pleaser“. I do this because I want everyone to like me and I desperately want to avoid confrontation. I don’t like making people upset with me. So when I have to choose, I stress over my decision before and after it has been made.

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