Studies show that we consistently overestimate how much, and how badly, others think about us and our failings and this makes us far more inhibited and far less spontaneous and joyful than we could be.
So how do we stop being bothered by what others think of us?
Know That People Don’t Normally Care
Through our lives, most of the time, we are focused on ourselves. This is the same for everyone, including those who you may be thinking are judging you. Try and realize that everyone has their own lives and things that they have to deal with. They will normally be thinking about themselves and not you.
Once you start to realize that most people have their own insecurities and worries it can become easier to stop worrying so much about what people think.
Practice Self Love And Acceptance
The most important thing to remember is that you need to love yourself before anything else. When you are constantly worrying about what others think of you it can sometimes make you realize that you don’t have much self-confidence and you may have low self-esteem.
Try and practice self-care for yourself to show self-love, this can be through meditation, eating healthy, spending time with nature etc. Whatever brings you joy can work, just try and show self-love to yourself every day.
Find Your Group Of People
When you are around people who lift you up and help you to feel positive it can really help you when trying to stop worrying about others. People that care for you will be able to tell you your strengths and positive things about you that you may not see right now. This can really help you on your path to self-acceptance.
Understand That You Can’t Please Everyone
There will be people who are always going to judge you, no matter what you do, it’s just how they are. Those people who matter to you will probably not judge you. And those who do judge you don’t really matter.
Know That Life Is Too Short
When it all comes down to it, life is too short. It’s hard to really think about it but you only have one life, so why waste it worrying about others. This is your own life, to live how you want to and to do what you want to.