Why Do I Care So Much About What Others Think?
As humans, we are fascinated with sharing our feelings, emotions, thoughts, opinions and beliefs with others; so much so, that we start to wonder what others think about us. Someone may quiver, raise their eyebrows, whisper in someone else’s ear, smile or laugh and we start to suspect that they are thinking something negative about us.
When you become preoccupied with what another person thinks about you, you will be robbed of your energy and peace of mind. The desire to be liked by everyone is human nature, but you are supposed to reach a level of maturity where you realize that it is an unrealistic desire; every person has the right to their opinion.
Seeking to be liked by as many people as possible will make you miserable and depressed when you come to the realization that it will never happen. There are so many reasons why a person may not like you and to find out why is a great waste of time.
Even if your coworker does not like you, does it really matter? You are there to excel at your job, be professional, do your best and be cordial. If you do not adopt a state of mind that is carefree in regards to what others think of you, you will start ruminating about others way too much.
Ruminating about others will start to interfere with your work, free time, relationships and mental health. You might become irritable, sad, annoyed, bitter and even socially isolated. Your life will slowly start to crumble if you do not change your mindset!
The solution is to not care about what others think of you. Just be yourself and live life as you desire, as long as you are not affecting others adversely. Life is your playground and you have the free will to think, act, behave and feel as you wish! Show the world who you really are without caring of others’ opinions!
Are you Ready? (This is Defeating Stigma Mindfully)