Hey ya’ll! Anyone have any tips for how can I stop relying so much on outward validation?
I feel like words of affirmation has always been my top love language. And I can be somewhat of a people pleaser. I enjoy making other people happy and taking care of/ nurturing them the best I know how.
Lately I have recognized that I can get so caught up in worrying about the opinions of other people that I somewhat lose myself in the process.
Why do I care so much about what other people think of me? Why do I prioritize the approval of others? (especially my loved ones)
A mentor of mine used to tell me “people’s opinion of you is none of your business”. I always liked that because I knew he was right but it is easier said than done.
I’m just really not sure how to just not care what certain people think, especially if I value their opinion and input.
Please let me know if you have any gems of wisdom to share, I would so appreciate hearing anyone’s personal experiences with this!