4 keys to stop worrying about what others think of you
One of the things that hinder this is our natural worry about how society perceives us, what our peers, friends and family think about us.
As we begin the new year, it is important that we be the best versions of ourselves at all times. One of the things that hinder this is our natural worry about how society perceives us, what our peers, friends and family think about us.
Some people become different versions of themselves to different people just so they can fit into the boxes created for them. If you can’t authentically be yourself then who else can you be and how are you going to make even the tiniest difference in this world?
Here are ways to stop worrying about what others think of you:
- Get rid of the idea of perfection: it’s almost impossible to be perfect and no such person exists. Everyone has vices and faults and that’s okay. If you want to work on yourself and improve all areas of your life for yourself that’s much better than changing yourself for others which could cost you your own entity.
- Get to know yourself: Know who you are not who others think you are. It’s a journey and a gradual process to finding what you love, your likes, dislikes, your strengths, weaknesses and passion. But do take your time and be you.
- Allow yourself to be vulnerable: Accept that you’re worthy. Revealing our hearts to people can seem like a chore when we protect it with all costs which are our insecurities. We weigh whether or not we’ll be rejected or accepted and this thought process is extremely inimical. As opposed to getting used to human interaction, becoming used to the idea of trying and doing new things could teach us to become more vulnerable. With this you simultaneously teach yourself your value and that you are worthy of good things.
- Find those who accept themselves for who they really are: the company you keep during this journey of finding your true self has a large part to play. These kinds of people have a better understanding and you can confide in them.