Sometimes it’s weird to just sit and ponder: “What are they thinking?”
I feel like too many people are worried about what everyone else is thinking. I saw this comic awhile ago and it basically said everybody is so concerned about what everyone else is thinking about them. If you think about it that way, that means the person you are worried about (whether or not they are judging you), is worried about the EXACT SAME THING ABOUT YOU!
The key is to improve your self confidence and feel better about yourself. Not only will you stop worrying as much about what others are thinking of you, but you will be more confident and enjoyable to be around.
Remember, this doesn’t mean you should be a jerk to everyone because you don’t care about what they think. Instead, you should be kind and helpful, and people will have nothing but nice things to say about you. Plus, people like being around nice people. Have you ever noticed how a specific group of friends generally has ALL nice people? It’s because nice people flock to other nice people. If you aren’t nice, chances are you won’t have lasting and meaningful relationships with those you cherish most.
Here are a few more ways you can strive to care less about what others are thinking and worry more about yourself.
First, you should dress comfortably in clothes you like and you think look great. Again, don’t misconstrue this as wearing sweatpants and not doing your hair. In fact, some people feel more important wearing nice clothes every day. Someone working on a computer all day may not need to wear anything more than jeans and a nice shirt. However, someone in such a position once wore a suit and tie every single day. When asked why he dressed the way he did every day, he explained, “I feel more important when I dress this way and I work better as a result.” Talk about a win-win! Others have said dress not for what or who you are, but for what or who you want to be. If you strive to be an executive at a large company, you will probably need to dress nicely more often than not.
Secondly, you should take care of your body. Much like with how you dress, if you feel good in your body, being confident will be that much easier. Not only will you feel good physically, but you will experience more mental clarity and be able to perform daily tasks much more easily. Instead of getting out of breath when walking from the parking lot to the grocery store, you would be able to accomplish the same task much more easily. This can be a direct result from being overweight or just simply out of shape.
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Those 2 steps should help you feel better about yourself!