Hopefully you already know you don’t need everyone’s approval to be happy. Okay, so it is nice to feel admired and be praised by everyone around you, but you shouldn’t let that go to your head & turn it into the only thing that will guarantee your happiness. You can’t control anyone’s thoughts of you because you will meet people who will not like you without any specific reasons why no matter how hard you try to please them. Just because people may not agree with you, that doesn’t mean something is wrong with you or that you’re not worthy of their love and appreciation.
The more you care about other people’s approval, the less trust you will have in yourself and the lower your self-esteem will be until it hits rock bottom; which will negatively affect you and especially your decisions.
Albert Einstein once said that “Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.” and he couldn’t be more right! Do you usually care about what other people think? If you do, you need to do some soul-searching by digging deep within and figure out why you do it, so that you can find a resolution to stop the dependency of relying on others to validate you and stamp their seal of approval on your forehead. I highly recommend starting a self-appreciation journal, so you can start acknowledging daily or a few times a week the things you’re most proud of about yourself: choices you’ve made, insights you’ve learned, things you like about yourself, times you’ve stayed true to yourself, or whatever feels right for you. At the end of the day what other people think of you should not matter if you truly want to live a healthier and happier life.
Enjoy your weekend 😊