I read an article not too long ago about a woman who worries herself sick about people liking her. She wants to be everybody’s friend and stresses out when someone doesn’t like her. There were a few times where she was unable to sleep or eat because she found out that some of her co-workers didn’t like her. As I continued to read this article, a part of me really felt sorry for her because you could tell how much it bothered her.
Here’s the cold hard truth: Everybody’s not going to like you. That is an undeniable fact and there is nothing she nor we can do about it. Worrying yourself sick over another person or a group of people who don’t like you is damaging and a waste of your time. It can affect your overall mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. While you are up losing sleep worrying about someone not liking you, they are in their bed sound asleep and not even thinking about you.
I can’t relate to what this lady was feeling because I don’t worry and stress over things like that. However, I do sympathize with her because that’s a personality trait that she has and is struggling with. I do hope that one day she can move past all that and just love and appreciate the person she is regardless if someone doesn’t like her.
At the end of the day, all we can do is try to live our life honest and right while treating others well. If someone doesn’t like you and you haven’t done anything to them to make them dislike you, that’s on them. Don’t lose any sleep over that and most definitely don’t allow that to rob you of your happiness and well-being. There are more important things in life other than worrying about if someone likes you or not. Besides, I’m quite sure you’re awesome just the way you are! But of course, you didn’t need me to tell you that now did you?
Until next time…