Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Best Healthy Living Advice I've Ever Received

As part of SHAPE Magazine's Blogger Awards (If you haven't yet voted, please vote for me!), they've started a Question of the Day, and today's question is:

What's the best healthy living advice someone's ever given you?

The best advice that has made an impact on my life in the area of mental health and self-esteem comes from one of my favorite authors, Dr. Wayne Dyer. It's not so much "advice" per se, but more of a statement he made in one of his talks:

"What you think of me is none of my business."


The majority of women are people pleasers. We want people to like us, so we do whatever we can to make other people happy, even at the expense of our own innermost desires. Oftentimes we dress or act a certain way in order to look "cool". We care what other people think of us.

I used to always worry what people thought about me, and I would get upset if people didn't like me. Then I realized that I was giving these people power over my own happiness. When I heard Dr. Dyer say, "What you think of me is none of my business", I had an 'Aha' moment. That was the moment I experienced freedom. Seriously, who cares what other people think of me? I have a friend who still worries about what other people think of her, and the constant stress has affected her mentally and emotionally.

I'm not saying that I don't accept constructive criticism, but if you have something negative to say or you want to judge me before getting to know me, then I don't need to know about it.

Stop worrying about other people think about you and see how much happier and carefree you'll feel!

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