8 Warning Signs to Help You Recognize People-Pleasing Patterns (Part 2)

Posted on August 12, 2021
 by Leslie Newman

Do you have a hard time saying "no?" Do you dislike conflict and stay quiet in personal interactions? Do you worry a lot about what others think about you? If so, you may be experiencing people-pleasing patterns in your life. 

People-Pleasing Keeps Us Stuck

People-pleasing patterns are not good for us because they keep us stuck. 

  • Stuck in conforming to what we think others want
  • Stuck in overcommitment and exhaustion
  • Stuck in ignoring our own legitimate needs, wants, and desires
  • Stuck in never fully growing into the person God created us to be

The good thing is, you CAN get unstuck! 

The First Step Is...

Watch the video below to learn about the warning signs of people-pleasing and what you can do to step out of these unhelpful patterns. (See Part 1 of this series for the first 4 warning signs. You can find it HERE.)

Are you looking for a change?

If these warning signs are familiar to you, one thing that will help you immensely is taking time to identify these patterns in your life so you can step out of them. 

People Pleasing

There are skills you can learn to help you leave people-pleasing behind, and the most important one is creating and implementing healthy boundaries.

Healthy Boundaries Help You...

Boundaries help us distinguish what is ours to take on and what is not. Boundaries help us become confident and communicate clearly. Most importantly, boundaries allow us to find ourselves again - because being lost in people-pleasing hides who you really are.

With boundaries work, you will find yourself able to make God-honoring decisions. Boundaries will help you step away from people-pleasing, define who you are, and improve the dynamics in your relationships. 

Want to know more about how better boundaries can give you a better life? 

Are you interested in learning more about how to identify people-pleasing patterns in your life so you can do something about them? Are you ready to find out how better boundaries can help you move toward wholehearted serving and give you a better life?  

Contact me at leslie@leslienewmancoaching.com and I can help you with that!

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