Don't worry about what they think of you!
All of us are guilty of giving too much of importance to how others perceive our actions. We want to be loved and approved by all. We crave validation from others. There's a evolutionary reason for this.As children, we're dependent on our parents approval for every single thing.
Human babies are completely dependent on their parents. As a species, our emotional well being depends on how well we fit into the 'larger group'. Hence this craving is hard-wired into most of us.
The fact is not everyone will like us, or understand us. The younger you are, the harder this is to accept.
The older we get, the surer we become of who we are as people. It becomes easier to stop caring what others think of us.
Have you noticed how really old people do not care at all about what others think of their actions? They do as they please!
Today I posted this on my instagram:
If you have trouble accepting yourself and if you crave approval from others, a tool I highly recommend is mindfulness practised through meditation. The benefits are numerous. I have written about it in detail, in my book The Magic Mindset.
I have explained in detail how to start meditating, if you have never meditated before. I have given simple steps that anyone can follow.
As we make it a daily habit, our mind is able to focus on the big picture. The opinions and actions of others affect us lesser and lesser. We find more joy in our life, and we lead better lives.
Do pick up the book, if you haven't. Many write to me and tell me it has helped them a lot. (click here to buy)
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