Alex talks about people pleasing as a habit of the helper type that puts other peoples’ needs before our own. Becoming aware of the pattern and its impact is the beginning of changing the behavior. If you go to great lengths to avoid conflict or get your self-worth from doing things for other people, you might find it worthwhile to explore this pattern in yourself. Understanding this pattern as a helper type with ME/CFS can help us avoid over-extending our energy in unhelpful ways. Use the sensitivity you have to sense what other people need and turn that around now on to yourself to sense what you need.
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