💭 Something I've dealt with a lot as I've grown up, is caring about what other people think of me. While I've learnt a lot about mindfulness and self worth over the years, it's something that still plays on my mind fairly frequently, and I know I'm not alone on this one.
I've heard all of the advice - 'do what makes you happy', 'It's none of your business what other people think of you', 'You can't please everyone', and so on.. All are 100% true. I'm sure I've even given that advice many times to friends who have felt the same way, in hope to ease the voice inside their head.
Yet, even though I know deep down all of it is true; I still find myself worried about what others might say. And when I say 'might', I mean probably don't but I've created a scenario in my head.🤦🏻♀️
So, I sat with my feelings for a little while yesterday, and thought about what advice I could give myself. Advice that would be powerful enough to ease my own wondering mind. Something I could use to let go of these reoccurring, fruitless thoughts. And this is what I came up with..
You can't control what others think about you, but you can control what you think about yourself. Be proud of who you are and what you do. Show up each day to be the best possible version of yourself - even if that looks like a moody sloth some days. And when you love who you are and everything you believe in, the opinions of others become irrelevant. Not that they were relevant before now, but because your opinion of yourself has overcome them 👸🏻✨