Why go day to day constantly worrying what others think of you? Chances are you will never see those people again.
I always care about what people think about me. I am in constant fear of being judged. It got to the point to where I would tell the people I was with to act a different way because I was embarrassed of what they were doing/acting. Why do I care so much?
Why do I care what complete strangers think of me? I don’t understand. Is it a constant need to be perfect? A constant desire to be liked by everyone around me? I am a people pleaser so what others think/say about me really does affect me. Everything I do is for other people, so when do my actions start to benefit me? I ask myself “when do I get to be happy?” I am so focused on pleasing others that my own happiness was pushed to the side. I genuinely don’t understand why I am like this.
I gave myself a challenge. I decided that each time the opportunity is given, I am going to step out of my comfort zone. I am going to throw caution to the wind, to a certain extent. I am going to be more adventurous because chances of me seeing the same people in public are slim to none. I shouldn’t care about what people think about me because at the end of the day I have to live with myself and my choices. I have to people to look at myself in the mirror and be happy with what I see.
My advice to you if you’re going through this: let go!! Be free. Free yourself from the mental cage you’ve built. You have the key to happiness. Not even happiness, but enjoyment. Don’t get me wrong I am not saying go out and streak down your neighborhood because that is illegal, and I don’t promote illegal activity. Actually go streaking if you’d like because why not?? Just make sure no children are around and that it is very dark so no one can see you. The minute you decide to throw everyones thoughts about you out the window is the minute the door opens. Have Fun! Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.