When you are a spiritual, conscious and empathic person who wants to do good in the world it can be hard to say no to people, especially those close to you, but you owe it to yourself and to your wellbeing to sometimes say no.
As a child, most of us were raised to be considerate to others and to accommodate them as much as possible. Unfortunately, this often means we become ‘people-pleasers’ in later life as a way of protecting ourselves from criticism and rejection.
Consider this, are you saying no to yourself by saying yes to others every time?
Do you suffer from imposter syndrome? If you do you’re not alone!Even the most successful people can suffer from imposter syndrome.
According to Psychology Today, “The imposter syndrome is a psychological term referring to a pattern of behavior where people doubt their accomplishments and have a persistent, often internalized fear of being exposed as a fraud.”
No matter how many times other people praise us or our achievements, inside we reject this praise and think that if they REALLY knew us they wouldn’t like, admire or love us.
Perfectionism is a problem that plagues many people, especially in this day and age. We put pressure on ourselves, our employees, our colleagues, our loved ones, and our children to be successful and perfect. This causes us to hold ourselves and others to impossible standards. This can cause all sorts of problems as we or our loved ones strive to reach these impossible standards, driving themselves crazy trying to achieve the impossible: perfection. In this article, I’ll explain the five ways in which perfectionism is harmful to you, rather than productive.Read more
Imagine driving across a body of water with no protective rails. Picture an environment where strangers could enter your home without any barrier. Would you feel safe or protected? In the same manner, setting boundaries within your life is an essential part of self-care and the key to maintaining your balance and protecting your energy. Although challenging at times, setting boundaries can change how others treat you and even provide you with more time to pursue your interests!Read more