Reactance is the negative feeling that emerges when people experience a perceived threat to or loss of their personal freedom. Experiencing reactance can motivate you to either move towards or withdraw from or avoid something or someone.
The feeling of being pulled in different directions is usually a result of over-commitment, difficulty setting boundaries, and procrastination about decision-making. Many people think indecisiveness has to do with thinking the grass is greener on the other side. I disagree. It’s more a case of feeling afraid of making the wrong decision. In short, it’sContinue reading “10 Things You Can Do When You Feel Pulled in Different Directions”
In my coaching practice, I teach people-pleasers how to learn to focus on themselves, be authentic, and be bold in asking for what they want. In that spirit, today I want to talk about why some of us become people-pleasers, why it can be harmful over time, and how we can learn to stop people-pleasingContinue reading “How to break your people-pleasing habit for good”
Autonomy and independence are both defined as the ability to self-govern, to endorse and take ownership of your own actions. People who show less autonomy and are more dependent on others, tend to have lower self-esteem and experience higher stress. They can also develop communication problems, experience negative feelings like anger and guilt, and overContinue reading “How To Cultivate Your Independence And Make Your Relationships Stronger”
Our new podcast series just launched. I’m so excited to share episode one with you here! If you like it please consider subscribing and be the first to see new episodes. The series will cover conversations with people who’ve learned to master work-life balance, and will offer lots of practical tips and strategies you canContinue reading “How to find balance and avoid burnout during Covid-19”