Whats one of the worst parts about caring what other people think of you? Most of the time it holds us back. It will stop us from making a spontaneous decision, taking a trip etc. simply because we are so concerned with what other people will see or think if we do it.
Still Take Some Opinions
That being said, it is important and helpful to have a few close friends and loved ones who can let you know if you are doing something perhaps a little too extreme. But choose a select few! A spouse, a best friend, a boyfriend or girlfriend and that’s it!
Forget The Unimportant People
Not that everyone present in your life doesn’t have value. They do! But are you going to value the opinions of every single person in your life? The people you went to school with, colleagues, your florist, your mailman? Firstly it will be impossible to please and impress every single person in your life. So why not worry only about impressing yourself and doing what you want to do?
Tips for ways to not care what people think:
- Take it with a grain of salt. Most of the time if someone makes a negative comment towards you, it reflects more the opinion they have of themselves versus you.
- Be true to you. Always keep in mind whatever decisions you make that your life and your decisions is for you and you alone. Focus on who you want to be, what you want, and stick to it. Simple as that.
- You only live once. Very overused, but unbelievably true. You have one life to live and the more opportunities you miss that is time and moments and memories you can never get back. Don’t waste another moment of it on others opinions.
- Cut out the toxic people. Why keep people in your life who only feed negative energy? Who don’t support your decisions or encourage you to do what you want? It is draining and restricting to your life.
- Accept that not everyone will like you and that’s okay. It is not the end of the world and shouldn’t stop you from doing whatever it is you want to do.
If you still feel that these tips weren’t enough and you want to work more on not caring about others opinions be sure to book a session with a life coach!