There's gotta be more to life (than worrying about people's opinions)

28 July 2021

If I can reach out to my younger self and tell her anything, it's that there is nothing more liberating than not caring about what other people think. The most important person that needs to approve of your life is you, not any other single person. However, that doesn’t mean that you can't stop the barrage of other people's opinions, it’s just a matter of ignoring it. Here are some things that you should think about whenever you feel as though you are worrying too much about the opinion of others. 

It’s About What You Think

The first thing that you need to remember is that it is about what you think more than anything else. Like we mentioned before, your opinion is the one that counts above all else. It doesn’t matter if it is your family giving an opinion, friends, or strangers. At the end of the day, you need to remember that their opinions don't matter and should not shape your life in any way. If you allow them to get into your head with their opinions and change the way that you are living your life because of it, then you are no longer being true to yourself, and that is a terrible shame.

What Would Make You Happy?

Whenever the other voices in your head are too loud and they sound like people from your life, ask yourself what is going to make you happy. No matter what, that is the thing that you should be doing. If you feel as though you should be doing something else but you know that the option you have chosen will make you happy, then this is the main thing. It doesn’t matter what you ‘should’ be doing, mainly because there is no should. You do what you do, and you don’t do what you don’t, it’s as simple as that.

Your happiness needs to be the priority of your life. For example, if you want to get clear braces to help you with your confidence in your smile, you do that. If you want to save money like a little squirrel for a rainy day, do that too.

It’s Your Life

Finally, you have got to remember that it is your life. Nobody else needs to live this life. They are not the ones who go to bed each night and have to live with the choices that they have made for your life in particular. Everyone goes to bed and thinks about the choices made for their own life, and that should tell you how important the opinions of others are. You only ever focus on what you have decided anyway.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now see some of the things that you should be focusing on more than other people’s opinions. At the end of the day, everyone is going to have one, but it’s up to you whether or not it bothers you. You need to remember that their opinions don’t count, and that will help you to move forward and focus on the more important things in life. We wish you the very best of luck.  

Me not caring about other people's opinion of my graying hair :)

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