Musician. Educator. Explorer.
This week’s mini boost is about an article by on Marc & Angel Hack Life about 7 tips to stop worrying about what others think of you. All these tips are fantastic for me and like many of us this is something I admit to struggling with!! The first tip I would like to highlight is tip 3:
“One thing is for sure: If you give too much power to the opinions of others, you will become their prisoner. So never let someone’s opinion alter your reality. Never sacrifice who you are, or who you aspire to be, just because someone else has a problem with it. Love who you are inside and out, and keep pushing forward. No one else has the power to make you feel small unless you give them that power.”MARC CHERNOFF
I love that!! And when someone rejects you, don’t inevitably feel it’s about you!! More often than not, someone’s negativity is a reflection of issues they are dealing with within themselves.
I also love tip 4 and it is definitely one of my go tos!! He says:
“At some point we all need to focus on how we DO want to feel.MARC CHERNOFF
When you’re in a social situation that’s making you anxious, forget what you don’t want to feel for a moment. Work out how you DO want to feel right now in the present moment. Train yourself to live right here, right now without regretting how others once made you feel, or fearing the possibility of future judgment. This is YOUR choice. You CAN change the way you think.”
This part is so important and it is something I try to remind myself of whenever I am in a situation where I feel anxious or insecure. It can be difficult but training your mind to think of a positive outcome instead of focusing on your fears and what ifs is truly the best way to become more comfortable in those situations.
What are some things you do to refocus yourself in stressful situations? I’d love to know!