Do you have a desire to protect yourself from comments, opinions, judgments, and criticism of others?
Are you sure that everyone is talking about you and that your every action is under close supervision? The world doesn't revolve around you.
Taking things too personally is a common problem for many people.
Relax! Do not take everything to heart!
Here are 10 tips to help you deal with it:
1. Self Development
Humor is a great tool for dealing with negative emotions. Is someone laughing?
Don't think it's about your personality. You're probably just making a good joke.
Self-development, so you can disarm any people who decide to somehow hurt you.
2. Develop a sense of humor
In addition to the first: develop your sense of humor.
Any conflict, any misunderstanding can be overcome with a sense of humor.
3. Filter thoughts
Your mind has great power. Don't pollute it by letting the negative and inappropriate comments of others in.
Rid your head of anything that interferes with your peace.
4. Stop to worry and start to act
It is difficult to get rid of all negative thoughts. Some things require your attention, but don't dwell on one for too long.
Don't pay more attention to situations or people than they deserve.
Focus on your goals and act to achieve what you want.
5. Do not forget about your uniqueness
Do not let anyone spoil your mood. If you are confident, do not pay attention to negative comments and criticism.
You may not be perfect, but you are still beautiful in your uniqueness.
6. No comments – the best option
There are many vindictive people in the world. It's sad, but it is. Don't become a part of it, don't try to recoup in words. To succeed is the best revenge against any offender.
If you do not comment on others, it is likely that you will be less negative.
Share your opinion only when you are asked to do so.
7. Empathy is necessary
People pass everything through the prism of their experience. All their assumptions, opinions – the result of a distorted perception of the world.
They can even judge what they have no idea about.
Learn to understand other people. Perhaps their criticism hides a love for you.
8. Get to know yourself better
Find out what's bad for your mind. That hits you that hurts, bothers you?
Figure out the triggers, be ready to face them in the future.
9. Psychology of opposites
Instead of showing that you have been insulted or hurt by someone's words, ask on the basis of what such conclusions are made.
Don't put negativity in words. Be neutral or even friendly. It would confuse your abuser.
10. You are not the center of the Universe
There is not a single person who would think about you every second. Probably not even a person who would remember you every hour.
Everyone has their own life, their own way, their own history. Do not take too seriously the words of others. Don't overreact. The reaction of others may not be related to you at all, perhaps they are angry about what is happening in their lives.
A negative attitude towards you is a way to get rid of their own pain.
Don't take anything too personally. Create a space between yourself and your emotions, learn to control the reaction to external stimuli.
Take care and be happy!