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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!

28 thoughts on “Recovering People Pleaser”

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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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