How To Stay True To Yourself And Not Care What Others Think
Now that M is on Instagram, this whole notion of receiving approval from others is in my face in a big, big way.
someone’s particular path.
And it’s not only in social media. It’s everywhere!
Just the other day, I pulled into the most perfect parking spot in the highly congested area of Greenwich Village, right next to Washington Square Park. To celebrate my win, I did had a little dance party to Beck’s fantastic new track Dreams, in the driver’s seat. GL was mortified.
Mom! That man can see you!
When I looked up there was, indeed, a man standing on the sidewalk next to our car. But he was doing his own little jig with me! So I explained to GL, people like to see others happy. And who cares what he thinks anyways?
Despite the message I’m trying to relay to my kids,sometimes I do care what other people think. Which is why I try to remember these 3 things.
3 Things To Remember To Stay True To Yourself And Not Give A Sh*t What Other People Think Of You:
1. Practice Non Attachment
Whenever there’s an inner struggle, there’s always a yoga principle to put into play. The gist here is do your best then get on with it. Release expectations and forget about the fruits of your effort. On Instagram, that translates to – take the coolest photo you can, post it and move on.
2. Build A Solid Foundation
Again, yoga helps with this. But you don’t have to stand in Mountain pose all day to feel grounded. It’s about having confidence in who you are, and standing strong in what you do. As long as you know you’re awesome, it doesn’t matter what someone else thinks.
3. Mind Your Own Business
I think I read this in some self help book along the way, and it really stuck. What other people think about you isn’t any of your business. Stay focused on your stuff. Let them worry about theirs.
How do you stay true to yourself and not worry about what others think about you?