Caring what people think is something that a lot of people have struggled with. Some battle with this occasionally, some battle with this with particular people, and others find themselves facing this battle on a regular basis regardless of who they are... Yep - I see you.
It is a really tough thought pattern to work through, especially if you have internally established this and have been living with this barrier for an extended period of time. It takes time to overcome, and it takes patience in calling yourself out on it and addressing it in the moment.
Here are 5 ways you can stop caring about other people’s opinions:
Know that when someone negatively judges you, it really is a reflection of their own insecurities.
Give yourself the acceptance that you want from others, and make a commitment to yourself to work on your own self-love practice.
Remind yourself that you literally can’t please everyone (nobody can!)
People have their own lives to worry about, and probably won’t even notice half the things you think they will.
Do they really care about that? Or are you projecting your own insecurities and thoughts onto them?