People-pleasing has its up-sides. Generosity tends to uplift the giver as well as the receiver. Yet for the times when you really do not want to do something that someone has requested of you, here's a gracious way to say a clear no.
Your self-talk can keep you feeling good. It also can make you prone to slide into depression or anxiety. This quiz can help you become aware of ways in which your self-talk habits may be helping or hurting your emotional state.
Life similarly brings choice-points where we feel caught between wants and shoulds or frustrated when a loved one wants one thing and we want another.
Do your choice-points tend to mire you in inner conflict? In tensions and arguments with loved ones? Strong skills for creating win-win solutions sustain personal well-being and harmonious relationships.