Life is short, live it to the fullest. This is only possible if you stop worrying about what others think about you. Shame and embarrassment are uncomfortable feelings. They are necessary emotions that serve to ensure that we live socially amongst others, but many of us worry too much about what others think.
Taken to the extreme, feelings of anxiety have the potential to make us very unhappy. Research has shown that people consistently believe that others think more often and more negatively about the mistakes they may have made.
This infographic gives some clear advice on how to overcome those deeply negative thoughts about what people think of you. We spend a great deal of time worrying about things that don’t really matter. We can’t control the thoughts of others, but we can control ourselves. Worrying is not a practical use of energy. It won’t solve any problems and it won’t change the way others think.
We disempower ourselves when we worry too much about what others think. It is impossible to please all of the people all of the time, and you can never reach your full potential until you are able to depend more on your own values than on the values of others.
Worrying about what others think can become a liability that you carry with you through life. If you’re constantly on edge and ruminating on the thoughts of others your own life is inhibited. Make an effort to liberate yourself and stop worrying about the opinions of others. You’re good enough. Let your own values lead your actions and surround yourself with positivity.