Other people don’t have to like you
Do you worry about what other people think of you?
What your parent’s and in-law’s opinion is?
If your husband thinks you’re doing enough?
If your friends will judge you?
What the neighbors think?
Every time your brain spends its energy trying to answer the question of what other people think about you, you stop being the best version of you and become a people pleaser.
People pleasers constantly look to people outside of them to gain their self worth.
If other people think they are good, worthy, or enough, then they can.
So they say yes to all the things. They do more than they want to. They adapt to be the people they think others want to see.
Meanwhile they start building resentment because they are not honoring their own desires, and they start loathing themselves for not taking care of their own needs.
It is exhausting.
I have news for you: other people’s opinions are none of your business.
Stop wasting your brain power on it.
Other people are allowed to judge you. They are allowed to not understand. They are allowed to think badly about you.
Their opinion is a reflection of themselves and the way they see the world, not a reflection of you.
Trying to figure out what other people are thinking about you… is thinking thoughts… about thinking thoughts… about you.
Instead, just think about you. Do you like you? Are you doing what you want to in the world? Are you proud of yourself? Do you like being with yourself?
That’s all that matters. End of story.
Other people are allowed to not like you.
Dita Von Teese said “You can be the juiciest peach in the world, but there’s always going to be someone who doesn’t like peaches.”
If you are a peach, and you don’t believe that a peach is valuable, and someone else comes along and doesn’t like peaches, it hurts!
If you love peaches and are so glad that you are a peach, and they don’t like peaches, it is not the end of the world. You are just sad for them. They must be confused, peaches are delicious!
Them not liking peaches is not personal, because you know the true value and worth of a peach. They just don’t see it.
Life is so much better with peaches!