What Others Think of You Is None of Your Business
How would your life improve if you didn't care about what people thought about you?
I just want to be clear from the start that I'm not talking about people who love you and only want the best for you. It is important for you to take their views and weigh them up for yourself.
I am, however, talking about those people who love to gossip and who choose to put other people down trying to make themselves look better.
People gossip. It's sad but true, and it can have devastating effects – but it doesn't have to. It is possible to take back control and live in freedom from other peoples’ critical and unkind thoughts about your life and your choices.
You may be surprised by this, but forgiving the gossips is a key to finding peace. Forgiving others who have said hurtful things about you helps you to let it go. You can be the one who benefits as it frees you from negative thoughts and upset.
Gossips do not have your best interests at heart and talk about others in order to protect themselves – in shaming someone else, they make themselves look better. They feel in control, and by talking about others they think they protect themselves from being gossiped about. People who gossip don't always have all the facts, but they are simply trying to piece together the small bits of information they have acquired.
As Eleanor Roosevelt said, "Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people."
Focus on the good things in your life, spend time with those people who love and appreciate you. Gain healthy perspectives of yourself and spend time doing the things you enjoy.
Finally, remember that what others think of you is none of your business, don't limit your thoughts to what others are saying or thinking about you.
Stand in your truth. You are beautiful, powerful and awesome.
About the writer: Meet Rebekah Louise, a freelance writer for hire. Her personal experience, knowledge, and skills combine to create quality content tailored to your needs. When she’s not writing, Rebekah can be found on her yoga mat, running around after her son, or eating cake.