Do you sometimes feel like you’re still in high school worrying about what others may think of you? One of the first steps in freeing yourself from this trap is to learn to let go of the fear of judgment and know that you’ll only be happy if you live your life the way YOU want to live it. Choose your own goals, activities and actions and don’t get caught up in taking on other peoples’ likes and dislikes. Be comfortable with who you are and know that you are making the right decisions, regardless of what other people may believe.
While it’s important to be open to advice and the constructive opinions of your close family and friends, trying to please everyone will only burden you and ultimately not lead to anyone’s happiness.
Remember: What makes you unique is what makes you beautiful. Stay in the present, live your life without regrets, and do what makes you happy.
Have you ever gotten caught in the trap of worrying what other people think about you? How have you freed yourself from it? Let me know in the comments!
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21 thoughts on “Happiness Tip: Stop Worrying about What Other People Think of You”
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I couldn’t agree more! I used to worry more about what everyone else thought, but then I realized that at the end of the day, I have to live with myself and so I need to make the choices that are best for me, regardless of what everyone else thinks. Thanks for the reminder 🙂
Oh my…this is so true. I just keep telling myself this, but can’t seem to break the habit!
I just saw this quote on Pinterest and it completely appealed to me and my tendency toward worrying too much about others’ perceptions: “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” Thanks for another great post!
Well said, For me I always remember a saying (and can’t remember the origin to give credit) – No sense worrying about what other people think because they rarely think about anything but themselves. I have also found the less I judge the less I feel judged. Thanks for sharing.
Yes completely agree!
i deal with this constantly, because i am so conscious of the reaction of other people, even down to the most minute expressions and words left unsaid. i often try to anticipate the direction of my interactions, so I am a few steps ahead. because i am not allowing myself to be engaged in the present moment, i cause unnecessary anxiety and lose my power by placing it outside of myself.
it’s a process, but i am learning to let go. i keep telling myself what others feel, think or expect is none of my business.
thanks for this post.
Reblogged this on Mama Bear Musings and commented:
I really needed to read this today. I spent years worrying about what others thought of me. I even felt like I had to act like everyone else just to fit in and feel appreciated. I had to be myself, pursue my own dreams, and not worry about what people thought. Of course I lost a few friends, but I’m much happier being myself.
High school was a long time ago for me. Right after high school I realized that most of the things you cared about there were not relevant in the real world. Still we all want to be accepted and liked by people But the world is a much bigger pond than high school, so you find more people like yourself. I could go on and on about this, so I will just say the secret is to like yourself first, then finding friends and self-confidence comes much easier. Glad I read your post today.
Thanks for the reminder! This is a lesson I often tell myself but then forget when I am feeling insecure about new things in my life.
It happens to me once in a while and then i realized that to hell with all of it. I will lead an independent, happy life and not let others dictate what’s right
Beautifully said. Just what I needed to hear today. It’s so painful and takes so much energy when you’re constantly worrying about others! Then you really take away from what you want to do, and you lose yourself. I try to remember that when I go down that road!
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Excellent post! I am currently working on not being so consumed of what other people think about me. It’s been a life long habit and it has caused some damage. However, with time and effort, positive results are attainable by simply choosing to believe something different.