Why Codependents Take On Too Much On Themselves

Why Codependents Take On Too Much On Themselves

One thing that can help is to not be so reactive to life. Practicing slowing down and not being so quick to react, and asking yourself why you want to do this is a must. Get in the habit of asking yourself, “Do I need to do this? Am I filled up enough that I want to help?” We all want to help other people when they need it, but the difference is as a codependent, you’re doing it all the time regardless of your own feelings.

It is important to find a balance between helping others and loving yourself. Setting boundaries with other people is another thing that must be done. And remember, sometimes you need to let other people fix their own issues because that’s how they will grow on their own. Everyone has their own life journey that they need to go through and learn from. 

Related: 8 Tips For Managing Codependency And Taking Better Care Of Yourself

If you are extreme codependent with low self-esteem and need constant validation from others, you are yearning for love and acceptance and for people to see the good work you’re doing. It’s time to start being more mindful and less reactive and start healing the deep wounds that have caused this behavior.

It’s the wounds that keep you stuck in a cycle, and you need to break that cycle. A lot of healing is reprogramming and when you start practicing that, it will begin to get easier and easier. 


Written By Stephanie Lyn
Originally Appeared In Stephanie Lyn Life Coaching
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Stephanie Lyn

Stephanie is a Life and Relationship Coach focusing on healing from narcissistic abuse, codependency, and past wounds. A major part of her teaching is a process called Self-Parenting. This practice is about learning how to become a healthy adult and learning the basic life skills that most of us did not learn growing up. She focuses her attention on teaching the strategies and simple practices to begin reprogramming your inner self. The parts of you that have been damaged from what her clients have experienced throughout their lives. Within her practice she has created a thriving YouTube Channel, Stephanie Lyn Coaching and podcast Heal, Survive, Thrive where people go to learn her teachings and gain the support they need to overcome what they have been through. Stephanie’s philosophies are simple “learn the basic principles you did not learn growing up.”View Author posts