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5 things to let go of to stop people-pleasing; therapist shares tips

Published on May 14, 2024 08:10 PM IST
  • From not being our authentic selves to the urge to be understood by everyone, here are a few things to let go to stop people-pleasing behaviour.
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In order to break free from the cycle of people-pleasing, we need to initiate certain changes in our behavioural patterns, thought process and our habits. We need to bring a shift in our perspective and our attitude. "First, let go of the need to be understood by everyone. It's more important to understand yourself and know what’s best for you. Second, release the urge to fix others' moods. Instead, learn to be comfortable in your own discomfort, recognising that you are not responsible for everyone’s happiness," wrote therapist Klara Kernig. Here are a few things that we need to let go in order to stop people-pleasing.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 14, 2024 08:10 PM IST

In order to break free from the cycle of people-pleasing, we need to initiate certain changes in our behavioural patterns, thought process and our habits. We need to bring a shift in our perspective and our attitude. "First, let go of the need to be understood by everyone. It's more important to understand yourself and know what’s best for you. Second, release the urge to fix others' moods. Instead, learn to be comfortable in your own discomfort, recognising that you are not responsible for everyone’s happiness," wrote therapist Klara Kernig. Here are a few things that we need to let go in order to stop people-pleasing.(Unsplash)

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We need to let go of the thought of being understood by everyone. We should know that people can understand as much they want to understand. We should instead focus on what is healthy for us. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 14, 2024 08:10 PM IST

We need to let go of the thought of being understood by everyone. We should know that people can understand as much they want to understand. We should instead focus on what is healthy for us. (Freepik)

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We need to let go of the need to be the mood fixer for others. We should prioritise our needs and learn to be comfortable in our discomfort. (Designecologist) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 14, 2024 08:10 PM IST

We need to let go of the need to be the mood fixer for others. We should prioritise our needs and learn to be comfortable in our discomfort. (Designecologist)

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We need to let go of the urge to give up on our authentic selves to be liked by others. Instead, we should focus on being ourselves and find the right tribe to support and surround us. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 14, 2024 08:10 PM IST

We need to let go of the urge to give up on our authentic selves to be liked by others. Instead, we should focus on being ourselves and find the right tribe to support and surround us. (Unsplash)

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We need to let go of the urge to give an answer right away. Instead, we should take our time to know what the best response is and then share our answers with them. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 14, 2024 08:10 PM IST

We need to let go of the urge to give an answer right away. Instead, we should take our time to know what the best response is and then share our answers with them. (Unsplash)

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We need to let go of the fear of conflict and uncomfortable conversations – instead, we should focus on removing ourselves from situations that are unhealthy for us.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 14, 2024 08:10 PM IST

We need to let go of the fear of conflict and uncomfortable conversations – instead, we should focus on removing ourselves from situations that are unhealthy for us.(Unsplash)

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