live slow, love nature, be adventurous

Monday, September 2, 2013

Weekly Wishes #7 – Stop caring about what other people think

 photo 01_WeeklyWishes_zps7451c600.png

 

Happy Monday everybody!

It’s been a while since my last Weekly Wishes post, but I’m ready and excited to get into the swing of things again. It’s no secret that the last month has been a bit rough for me: I moved to a new country and adjusting to this new situation has been a lot more difficult that I had anticipated. But I can feel my spirits lifting again and I’m planning to make September an amazing month!

Therefore, my Weekly Wishes posts this month will reflect exactly that. This month, I want to challenge myself to be happy, content and grateful to live this life. And in order to achieve this, I know I will have to tackle some bigger issues, but I’m ready to do just that. The first thing that’s on my list is easily the hardest:

 

Stop caring about what other people think of me.

 

I think this is huge. For as long as I can remember, I have worried about what other people think of me. It’s gotten better over the years, so much better in fact that I thought I had this under control. But sometimes it’s hard to do.

I know that I am the happiest when I’m just being myself. That’s when I form the most valuable friendships, experience the greatest adventures and make the best memories. But once I start to worry about other people’s thoughts, I put down my own well-being. I need to live my life for myself – not for anybody else. In the end, I am the one that has to be happy with the choices I make. If I choose to miss out on a party because reading a book or going hiking the next morning is a bigger priority for myself, than that shouldn’t make me feel bad. If at all, it should make me feel empowered because I choose to take control of my own life.

But – of course – things are always easier said than done. I know, deep down in my heart, that it’s okay for me to just be myself. But I also know that this will at times be hard to achieve. I will update you next week on my progress and do a lot of research this week to make this happen, but if you have any tips for me that would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

I hope you all with have a great month of September! What are your goals for this month?

 

 photo Untitled.png
Share:

8 comments

  1. This is such a great goal! It's something that a lot of people want to do, but it's difficult to do. But like you said, you need to live for yourself, not for other people. They should just dictate their own lives not other people's. You should do what you want to do and be who you want to be. That's when you're the happiest! I wish you all the best with your goals! :) I know I need to work on this too.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is a great goal. I have exactly the same problem. When I feel good about myself everything seems to work, but the second I start doubting myself and I let wha others think of me get to me everything goes south.
    Good luck girlie! I will be right there with you!

    xxSusanne

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a great goal this week - I too care too much what other people think of me. But at the end of the day, as long as you are true to yourself, it's all that matters.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Fantastic goal and I wish you all the best. People should like you for who you are!

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a great wish!! I hope you manage it! :) It's really inspiring, I want to do the same...but it's sooo difficult :/
    I look forward to read about your progress :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. The only thing you can really do is be your best possible self and be happy with that self... if others don't like you or your decisions then that's their problem. It took me a long time to learn this!!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    http://acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I know how difficult it is to "not care how others see or feel about you". I guess that's a reason why I'm quiet when I'm not warmed up and why my sight is below eye level of others (or more like on the floor) when I walk.

    BUT, I feel like any judgements or thoughts of others are invisible when I'm with my boyfriend and/or my group of awesome friends. The company you are with does help too.

    Good luck! xo

    ReplyDelete

© Journey & Camera | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Designed by pipdig