So how do ‘people pleasers’ say no? Well as someone who knows very well she is a recovering (and still very much working at it) people pleaser, I can tell you simply…we don’t.
It doesn’t happen.
Now we quite often MEAN to say no, we just do it in such a round-about, don’t want to upset any apple carts or make anyone unhappy way…that it sounds, at best, like a ‘maybe’.
And we are lying. To ourselves and to the people we whose emotions we are trying to manage. And that, my sweet one, isn’t good for anyone,.
Have a listen here to the new podcast episode for more. (tip: to find me on your favourite platform click here)
Saying no doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. You CAN strengthen that muscle if you just shift how you look at it. Who’s ‘no’ a gift to? Hint…everyone!