Friday, October 2, 2015

week 41 daily journal

week 41 prompt - are you true to yourself or do you try to please others?
this week's prompt was brought about by finding myself in a situation of trying to please someone and ignoring my own needs and desires.  i admit it.  i've been a people pleaser my whole life.  the older i get the more i realize i'm a people too!  i am teaching myself to say no.  i can say no sometimes without too much thought having to go into the decision.  but then there are other times i go back and forth on whether or not to say no or to do it.  i have a strong desire to want to be such a good person that i struggle with whether or not saying no is a good or bad thing.

part of me believes that you do have to be true to yourself, because at the end of the day, you have to find your own joy and happiness within yourself.  it's important to find a balance in life that is healthy on all levels - physically, spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally.  i am still learning to say no to meet all that criteria.

what about you?  do you try to please others more than you please yourself?


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