August 13, 2017

Worry Less, Do More

Worrying about what other people think of you can be very mentally draining. What if I fail, what if my best isn't good enough, what if no one likes what I have to say. These "what-ifs" are what hold us back and prevent us from doing the things we love. We constantly look for reassurance from other people, even though half the time we've already made up our mind. Maybe this starts at a young age when we're told that we need to do something a certain way because that's the way everyone else does it. Or you shouldn't do that because how do you know it's even going to work out. We constantly have that voice in the back of our minds telling us, "What are people going to think of you?".

Have you ever heard the saying, "You Are Your Own Worst Critic?" Well, it's true. I'll be the first to admit when I started this blog I didn't tell anyone close to me. I kept it to myself because I was afraid of what they would think. I didn't believe in myself enough and let my own foolish insecurities take over. If you're constantly worried about what other people think, you will never get to where you want to go in life or do what's right for you. 

At the end of the day, it's impossible to please everyone. You are the only person who needs to approve of your choices. There will always be people that don't like you, and that's okay. It took me a while to get to the point where people's opinions of me didn't matter. Was it just something that happened overnight? No. The best part? I'm no longer afraid of sharing my personal stories, experiences, successes, failures, and struggles along the way. You get one shot at this crazy life, so spend it according to your own standards and dreams.

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  1. Ela, you are literally one of the most beautiful people inside and out! This post was amazing and such a great reminder for all of us to keep doing our thing. Thank you for sharing this and for always keeping it real. You inspire me so much!!! xoxo

    Jen |

    1. I feel the exact same way about you Jen! You are such a genuine person and I respect you so much for that. As always, thank you for being so supportive <3

  2. Loved this post and I totally agree with everything you said! It's so hard to let go of the criticism we place on our self. So happy you're back and you look gorgeous as always!!


    1. Thank you Kathryn, it really is. It's good when we can finally look beyond that :) Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. Amen to this! It's so true, we are always our own worst critic. And really why are we always trying to please others?? This is something I always try to remind myself of whenever I feel that self doubt creeping in. I'm so happy to see you back in the blog world!!

    xo, Jackie

    1. I'm so glad that you can relate, Jackie. We sometimes end up doing more harm than good to ourselves by overthinking the smallest things. It's so good to be back! Thank you for the warm welcome :)


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