7 empowering things that happen when you stop giving a damn what others think of you
It’s not easy to function in this world without having someone pass judgment on you.
But regardless of whether we are judged by our family friends or a complete stranger, we often receive feedback on our actions and decisions.
When everyone has an opinion and many people are not afraid to tell you what they truly think, even if unintended, their words can be more harmful than actions. And even though it may hurt, you should not let the opinions of others get to your head. It’s your life and you should feel free to live it the way you want.
And here are 7 great things that will happen when you stop caring about what others think of you:
1. You become more attractive
There is a natural attractiveness about someone who doesn’t care what other people think. That’s not to say that more people will necessarily like you; there’s a difference between being attractive and being likable. But having a carefree and indifferent attitude is somehow refreshing and contagious, and this makes it a great way to help others break out of their own miserable conditions.
In short, if you are confident and don’t mind what others think, people will want to be noticed by you, instead of using you to feel better about themselves.
2. Your confidence is boosted
Be brave. No one should have the power to make you feel otherwise. Once you filter out other people’s opinions, you can finally embrace who you truly are as a person. You should never have to feel ashamed just because someone disagrees with your choices.
3. You will do what you want in life
There’s nothing better than being able to do what your heart and mind tell you is right. It’s strange how our minds can limit our actions and decisions, preventing us from blooming to our full potential.
Not caring about what others think translates to doing what you want and find meaningful.
And what can be better than knowing that you’re the master of your own life?
4. You become a risk taker
Thanks to your newfound confidence you’ll finally be able to take more risks and as a result, win big in life.
Don’t hold back and live the life you always wanted to live.
5. You start attracting the people that are good for you
Setting your mind to not caring about what others think of you can be like a self-weeding garden. Those who appreciate your points of view and enjoy your company will stick with you, while the ones who dislike you will keep their distance.
Surely, the feeling of being well-liked is great, but having too many “friends” can be hard and stressful to manage. Take a moment to ask yourself whether you want a wide array of shallow and often fake friendships or a more filtered out group of deep and meaningful ones.
6. Fear takes a backseat
Being a powerful emotion, fear can easily cripple and take control of us. You needn’t be scared of what others think. When you stop caring about what other people think, your fears will naturally fade away lifting a huge weight off your shoulders.
7. You can find true love
One of the best ways to bond with a member of the opposite sex is to not only show confidence but also vulnerability. A Stony Brook University study found that: “Escalating reciprocal self-disclosure under conditions of mutual vulnerability can have rapid, dramatic, long term romantic consequences.”
When you share embarrassing details and stories about your life with your date, you can actually fall in love. By sharing such intimate details about yourself, you show that you have no fear of their judgment and are not overly concerned with their reaction and opinion of you, which is considered to be an incredibly attractive trait.
What’s important to note here is that not caring about what others think of you is not the same thing as being self-centered or selfish. It’s about owning yourself, being confident, and not fearing other people’s social judgment.
The sooner you face the fact that other people’s judgments can not harm you, the sooner you’ll become the person you were meant to be.
Can you think of any other benefits we might have missed on the list? Let us know in the comment section below.