Simply be yourself and don’t give a f** what anyone things about you.. Easier said than done sometimes.
We love in a generation of snapshots into people’s lives. Thinking that we all have to have perfectly curated feeds and only share the good moments. We worry that we’ll be judged for being human for truly being ourselves. But you know what I’m awkward, I’m say stupid things 30% of the time. I’m not the prettiest or the skinniest or even the funniest but I’m me. Nothing simpler than that. I am who I am and if people don’t like me for that then who cares.
“ Be Yourself, People don’t have to like you and you don’t have to care.”
Its taken my 22 years but I’m finally starting to not care what people think about me. Not everyone is going to like you and you’re not going to like everyone either. After writing the post on why I’m scared to tell people I blog. I got to thinking about why do we all care so much what people think about us.
Why do I give a crap what so and so thinks of me. Why do I hide elements of my personality or why am I too scared to do certain things in fear of what people will think. What they will say about me or whether or not they’re going to laugh at me.
As I’ve gotten older I’ve definitely gotten better at not caring, being a little bit more confident in myself. I’ve surrounded myself with people who don’t give a shit if I look like an idiot and will be an idiot along side me. It’s learning to laugh at yourself a little more and not criticize yourself too much.. Something I am bad for I admit.
For me I think it also comes from a feeling of not being good enough. At anything or for anyone that I worry what people actually think about me. It can be hard when you face some kind of rejection. Whether that be in a relationship, in your career or from anything you’ve wanted for so long. It can knock your confidence it can make you pick at the things you think are wrong with you. You start to think why not me. What was so wrong with me that they didn’t like me for me.
It can be hard to adopt that I don’t care attitude when you do in fact care about that person or that job.
We all want to be liked but most of the time it won’t even be about you there will be a hundred other factors. But when you worry what people think of you it’s hard to switch your mindset from that. Its learning to know who you are and love who you are that make these things easier to get through.
“Confidence is not ‘they will like me’ Confidence is ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t’ “
I thinking this quote speaks volumes for today’s post as if people don’t like you it’s not the end of the world. I do give myself a hard time sometimes we all do but we have to learn not to put ourselves down so much. Start learning not to care what people think, and not judge other people to. Be completely and utterly yourself and stop caring what everyone else thinks