How to Stop Caring What People Think

Not caring about other people think of you is the best choice you will ever make. When I was younger, I was always comparing myself to others. We’ve all done it, we all do it. But what you have to realise is everyones different and unique in their own way and that’s ok. Caring what other people think of you will stop you living your life to the fullest.

At the end of the day, there will always be someone who will disagree with you. You’re not going to please everybody in life. As long as your friends and family think highly of you, why care about others who are irrelevant in your life? How do you stop caring what people think and just getting on with it. You need to be true to yourself and the rest will fall. Care Less, Stress Less.

Here are 10 reasons to stop caring what people think of you.

Only you know what’s best for you.

You are the only person who knows what’s best for you. You’re the only person who knows what feels right for you. If you expect someone else to know what’s best for you, you’re giving away authority. Find your path. Live your passion and fulfil your hearts desires. If someone doesn’t think it’s best for you, work off your own instinct. Live your life on your own terms.

You can live your life happy without their approval

Your life is about YOU. The only importance should be you and your feelings. Ask yourself questions. Am I happy in life? Are things going well in regards to my achievements? Am I on the right path to where I want to be? If your answer is yes. You don’t need someone elses seal of approval to be happy.

It will keep you from your goals & dreams

If you constantly worry about others thoughts you will never fully reach your goals. You will do things that won’t meet standards or make mistakes but that’s all part of a learning curve to help you grow.

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Someones opinion isn’t a fact

Opinions of others. Don’t really matter. Opinions aren’t truth. People say a lot of crap all the time, but that doesn’t mean any of it is valid. Shrug it off and lift your head.

And think about it this way if someone doesn’t like you, and badmouths you to people. It looks a lot worse for them than it does for you. No one likes that person who badmouths everyone. Be the bigger person and continue to shine brighter.

You’ll gain a lot of self confidence

Focus on your character and not your reputation. Your character is who you are, what you’re like, what builds and makes you. Your reputation is only what people think of you. Stop caring on what people think of you and focus on you instead.

People will bring you down

If all your happiness is wrapped around pleasing others. You will never be happy. Simple as. If one insults really gets to you. It will get inside and bring you down. You will live your life tip toeing around trying not to offend anyone. But just face the facts. You’re not Mother Teresa, people get offended over EVERYTHING. It takes a lot of time and effort to stop caring what people think but you will become so much stronger over the other side.

Life is too short

You have one life, that’s all. You can spend that worrying what people think or enjoying it. Do what you want, be what you want, spend your days how you want. Don’t listen to anyone who is putting you down. You’re not going to know those people in a year from now, so you do you.

No One Really Cares

Believe it or not. No one really cares. You go through your day wondering how people might be judging you whether it be your new clothes, or new hairstyle. But reality is people don’t care as much as you think they do. A lot of the time they are thinking the exact same as you are.

I used to be so afraid to eat alone in a restaurant or cafe, but realistically no one cares less what I’m doing. Much like, I don’t care if I see people eating alone. We fret so much over judgement but when it comes down to it, you don’t really notice people in the streets. So I’m sure they don’t notice you. You can’t read minds. It’s foolish to care what others think because you don’t actually know what they believe.

Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.

Corny as this is, but the Dr Seuss quote is so relevant.  This quote means the people who are judgemental and care they way you act, the way you dress, in what you believe etc etc. They DON’T matter. Their opinion doesn’t matter. The opinions that DO matter are the ones who don’t mind the way you act, dress or what you believe in. These are the ones who love you and will support you whatever you do.

You’re living YOUR life. Not Theirs.

Everyone has different hobbies, skills and talents. You do you and don’t let anyone else tell you differently.


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