• Fahima H.

How to stop caring about what people think.

Updated: Aug 14

We would all be lying if we said we did not care about what others thought of us. In life we get consumed with how people think of us, we give them the power to dictate what we do and how we live our life's. Today that comes to an end, it is time that you stop giving power to those that don't add any value to your life. Do whatever makes you happy as long as you are not hurting anyone. You just have to be true to who you are and you can only do that once you start living for yourself. You will come to realize that caring about what others think of you makes you become a prisoner and that every decision you make is always tailored and geared to get the validation and approval of others. And that is no way to live, it robs you of peace, it makes you lose confident and you will never be satisfied because no matter what you do, you will always have critics.

I came to a point in my life where I live my life on my own terms and those that love me are always supportive of the choices that I make. Living my life in my own terms has made me more confident and content with the choices that I make in my life because “I” made those choices and they were not influenced or geared towards getting the validation and approval of others. You need to take a step back and silence all the outside noise and really figure out what it is that makes you truly happy without being influenced by what you think others would say about your choices. You have to realize that this is your life to live, you can not please the whole world, there is always someone that is going to have a negative opinion of you and you know what, that is their problem and not yours. When you base your feelings and self worth on the approval and opinions of others, you become a slave to them; they control your happiness and lack thereof. You need take control of your feelings; do not give others the power to dictate your emotions. Do not base your emotions on how what others think of you. The way to change how you react to others opinions is to change your thoughts, ask yourself why is this making you feel this way, challenge it and let it go. We can not control how others act towards us but we are in control of how we react to it.

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