24 Jul 4 Benefits of Not Caring About What Other People Think
We adjust our actions constantly based on what someone else might think. This is why a lot of us lead unhappy lives. What the heart wants is thrown off the picture and we do things totally opposite to what we want, based on the assumption that it won’t please somebody. ( this dress is going to get me bad comments, I will look stupid if I do that in front of someone). We forget to bare in mind that the “people” we are so afraid of, are complete strangers, who also happen to be human.
So! These are 4 reasons on why you should put a STOP to caring what people might think:
You have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish. When I decided to stop caring about other’s opinions, my goals in life became a sight for sore eyes. I was finally liberated and free to fulfill my desires, and pursue my passion without thinking what will they think of me. I can form a clear idea of what I want in the immediate future and an unshakable vision for my distant future by asking myself “What do I want to accomplish?” and “What feels right to me? ” instead of asking What will people think of me.
Know what you want. Be true to who you are. Make choices that feel right to you. Don’t be afraid to explore. Hold firmly to your integrity.
Those who don’t like you in the first place still won’t like you. If they didn’t like you when you tried to be what they wanted, they will not like you now either. You can try to move away from such people, or if they are someone in your family, like your parents then you need to explain to them that this is who you are. It’s always better to be true to yourself and be hated for it, than to be fake and loved.
Some people are always going to be judgmental. With some people, you can’t win, so there’s no need to waste energy on them. There will always be people who have to have a judgmental opinion about the world, and can judge you for something. This is needless negative energy that can demotivate you. The best solution is to remain true to who you are and lead a life that you want.
You enjoy learning. Not only does life become stress-free when you get to live a confident life, it also gives you the opportunity to celebrate true growth. This means that the lessons and priorities, you pick up over a period of time, help you change for the better and they are the right changes. It wasn’t dictated by someone else’s change or values.
Don’t allow the assumed thoughts of others to control you, and grow as a human. As you do that, you will reap the benefits and live a much happier life.
Nehita is a mindfulness expert who writes extensively on lifestyle management, wellness and ways to lead a healthier and a happier life. She is a part of Aware’s expert team on meditation. She is also an avid artist who spends most her time dribbling amazing stories through art.