By Damilola Faustino
Most people care what other people think about them. However, if you are a people pleaser who always needs validation from others throughout the day, it can be tough to ride through life. This is because you will be dejected or sad if you do not get your expected daily validation. In order to find happiness and self-confidence, we share ways you can stop concerning yourself about what other people think about you.
Don’t try to please everyone
It’s impossible to live up to everyone’s expectations, so don’t burn yourself out trying to do so. Please yourself and let the rest fall where they may. Some people may dislike you. That’s no problem about that.
Know your own values
The key to overcoming the opinion of others over you whether positive or negative is having a firm understanding of what’s important to you and where you want to go. When you keep your own values and vision, you will naturally put less weight on other people’s opinions.
Stop judging yourself
If you don’t want others to judge you, you need to turn down the volume of your inner critic. Sometimes you hit yourself over and over again with judgments to the point that you begin to question your own abilities and decision making.
Imagine the worst that could possibly happen
When you find yourself slipping back into old habits of worrying about others, the most helpful strategy is to imagine the worst thing that could happen if someone does judge what you are doing. As such, the opinion of others won’t affect you too much.
Make decisions quickly, but be slow to change your mind
When you’re worried about what others think, it’s hard to be decisive. Even the simplest of decisions can take weeks. As such, try to follow the mantra-make decisions quickly but be slow to change your mind. This way, you will be more likely to start more journey and be less likely to quit.
Mind your own business
Stop asking people what they think of you. Stop worrying about their opinions–especially if they’re critical, unsuccessful or unhappy. Most of the time, the negative feedback is coming from negative people.
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