A stigma has been attached to the phrase “mental health.” When hearing this phrase, in days past, people’s thoughts immediately jumped to scenes from the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest or Girl Interrupted. As a society, we associate mental health only with “severe mental illness” in the form of such illnesses as Schizophrenia or Bipolar disorder.
If you have ever been, or are currently a people pleaser, then you know how hard it is to permanently break the habit of putting others before yourself. As much stress and anxiety pleasing others cause you, it can get worse when you choose to stop - at least initially. This is because of the guilt and shame that come into play when you start saying "no." Deciding to stop people-pleasing is an essential step towards your freedom. You should know that three important things happen when you stop people-pleasing.
Although it’s natural for our brains to care about how others perceive us, it’s not always healthy. If you find yourself often creating mind stories about what someone thinks about what you just said or did, you are most likely creating dissatisfaction in your life that can be turned around. Try these mind hacks the next time you find yourself caring too much about what someone thinks of you.
It’s healthy to listen to some people’s opinions. There are people in our lives who we can trust to tell us like it is if we tell them our plans, hopes, and dreams. But we often listen to what other random people think as much or more than those trusted advisors.
Although enjoying helping the next person is a great trait, it should not cause you grief or misery. Here are some ways to stop people pleasing.
Physical health represents only one measure of a person’s overall health. That measure is the physical body and how well it is performing. Maintaining good physical health is extremely important as it reduces the risk of developing serious diseases and allows you to explore your life through movement and touch. To live our life to the fullest, we should do our best to support our physical health. Below are five choices you can make in your daily life to support your physical health.