There is a good reason that you worry too much what other people think of you. It is because you want to be in the good books of other people so that you can develop and nurture your relationships with them. You worry too much what others think about you but constantly wondering whether others like you can evoke anxiety, leading to neediness and insecurity. This can drive other people away from you and it then propels a vicious circle that ultimately results in loss of self-respect. You just need to stop worrying about other people and become more focused on your own self.
You need to live a life that is based upon what you actually want and not to live a life of fear. Following are the benefits of caring less of what others think of you:
When you care for others, you push away your own desires and think it is important to do what others want you to do. The helplessness of not being able to do anything for your own self or according to your heart’s desire makes you frustrated and increases your stress levels. Once you free yourself from what others think of you, you become stress-free and live a happier life.
Letting go of other people making decisions for you helps you to live a life that makes you happier. The joy you get from living a lie of your choice and doing what you want to keeps you more focused on your goals without having to drop everything for everyone else.
You experience less fear when you live an authentic life. This means that you live a life with your personal values and do not compromise your preferences for other people. It helps you live with integrity and have clarity about you future.
Meeting others with common interests:
Freeing yourself from what others think of you helps you live a life of purpose. Once you have a purpose in mind, you like to meet other people who share the common goals. It is because meeting people with similar interests helps you move further on the straight path and it becomes much easier to let go of friendships that are not meaningful.