All super successful people out there have at least one trait in common. That trait is, of course, the ability to not care what others think!
We’re often put on the spot by our own minds, exaggerating the feeling of being judged by others. How are we supposed to accomplish great things if all we’re thinking about is what others are thinking?
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It’s not healthy, and trust me, being preoccupied with what others think is not going to get you anywhere!
The good news is that there are loads of ways to just stop caring what others think. I’ve compiled three of my favourites here, I’m sure they’re going to be extremely useful to you, too!
3 Ways to Stop Caring About What Others Think
1. Practice Mindfulness Through Meditation and Affirmations
Becoming mindful is an incredible experience. The ability to be in tune with the world around you, in a way, it’s about being in a constant state of flow.
Mindfulness allows us to stay calm, regardless of what’s going on around us. Naturally, this also applies to what others think! Practicing mindfulness is the gateway to stop caring what others think.
Mindfulness is awesome, but just… How do we practise mindfulness?
There are a few ways to effectively develop mindfulness, but the absolute best, number one way to increase mindfulness efficiently and without too much difficulty is meditation. There are a few ways you can meditate for mindfulness, one of the easiest to get into is guided meditations.
But before you head out meditating, let’s talk about what exactly meditation does to your body and mind. According to WebMD, meditation can not only significantly relieve stress, but it’s also been proven to improve the practitioner’s immune system and lower their blood pressure. To be honest, this is just the tip of the iceberg!
When it comes to the soul and mind, meditation leads to an increased awareness of the world around you. But more so than that, meditation and mindfulness increase awareness of the world inside you. This is exactly why mindfulness meditation is key when it comes to not caring what others think.
By being aware and fully conscious of ourselves, we naturally stop seeking and thriving off the approval of our peers.
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2. Be Driven by a Meaningful Purpose
The second key element to not caring what others think is to not only be driven by goals, but by a higher ultimate purpose!
I’m not talking about “getting rich”, but something that you could be proud of accomplishing in your life. Something that will make you proud to have lived, something meaningful.
Meaning is so important because it transcends the now.
It’s one of the strongest forces out there, and it’s quite sad that we’re never taught about it.
Having meaning in your life is like flipping a switch in your mind.
Suddenly, what others think becomes much less important. What you’re going to accomplish with a meaningful purpose drastically outshines and overtakes the sheer thought of caring what others think. It’s hard to explain, but it just works!
Of course, the problem is… Just how do you find a meaningful purpose to strive for?
The truth is, you don’t have to worry about it.
Just by living life as if you’re serving a greater purpose will enable you to have your life purpose revealed sooner than you might expect.
In other words, the easiest way to find your purpose is to manifest it.
You’ll find it if you haven’t already, so don’t worry!
3. Surround Yourself with Good People
Doesn’t this make sense? After all, you wouldn’t have to care about what others think if you surround yourself with people who don’t judge you or want you to be someone you’re not, right?
Exactly! But there’s so many more benefits to surrounding yourself with the right people. Among those great benefits is the ability to mutually support each other. This applies not only to being in a loving, caring relationship, but good friends are an incredible help when it comes to helping you achieve your purpose. Good friends will raise your vibrations, just as you raise their’s, and that’s essential to stop caring what others think!
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If you’re finding yourself surrounded by people that are frequently and unfairly disappointed with you or expect you to change, it might be time to reconsider the people that surround you.
It’s the unfortunate truth that some people will just refuse to keep an open mind. Of course, some people
Remember that the most important ingredient to stop caring what others think is YOU. You have to be able to become mindful, be driven and surround yourself with good people.
Once that’s done, just watch as your confidence skyrockets, you’ll achieve incredible things!