109 Affirmations to Stop Caring What Others Think

Have you ever had someone say something about you—something mean, or just plain untrue—and it’s bothered you for days? You’re not alone.

We all have that one person in our lives who is always making snide comments about us or saying things about us that aren’t true. And as much as we want to tell them to shut up, most of us don’t.

Why? Because we care too much about what others think of us.

But here’s the thing: if you want to be happy in life, then you need to work on not caring what people think of you.

In this post, I will share a list of positive affirmations to help you stop caring about what others think. These are great sentences to put the right mindset in you.

I will also share a few personal tips that you can use to overcome your lack of confidence.

Let’s jump right in!

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How to Use Affirmations Effectively?

  • Identify the negative thoughts that you wish to get rid of or something that you wish to manifest. Affirmations work in both scenarios, but you need to be clear about what you want. This post about learning how to write affirmations might help you out.
  • Use the following list as a source of inspiration and guidance. You may use any affirmation as it is, or modify it to make it your own. The key thing here is that the affirmations MUST resonate with you and is a statement you truly believe in.
  • Pick out at least 2 affirmations and start using them. 
  • Begin a routine of practicing at least twice a day of reciting the affirmations with each session lasting 3-5 minutes. Repeat each one 10-15 times daily. You can do this in front of a mirror, speak out loud, or do it in your mind. Do not skip any sessions. I usually do this each morning when I wake and before I go to bed.
  • Download and print out your own affirmations worksheet below to use as a guide for manifestation. Stick it on your mirror/journal/vision board, or anywhere you can easily access it throughout the day so that it can serve as a constant reminder to you. 
  • Alternatively, you can check out our Daily Positive Affirmations Cards which are designed and organized for you. All you need to do is print them and take them everywhere you go!
  • Be patient! It usually takes a month or so to see changes.
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List of Affirmations to Stop Caring What Others Think

  • I live my life on my own terms and follow my own path.
  • I am not defined by other people’s opinions of me.
  • I am doing the best I can with what I have, and I am proud of myself.
  • I am happy with who I am.
  • I am enough. I am already perfect, and there is nothing more that I need to be in order to be happy.
  • I don’t need anyone’s validation or approval to feel good about myself!
  • I accept myself unconditionally, and I know that I am worthy of love and happiness.
  • Being free from the fear of what others think has made my life great.
  • I am transforming into someone who loves me.
  • I am not here to please anyone but myself, and that’s okay!
  • I find it easy to go after what I want.
  • I live life without concern for what others think of me.
  • I will learn to enjoy life and forget about what people might think about me.
  • I love who I am, and I am proud of everything I have accomplished.
  • My value isn’t determined by other people’s opinions of me; it’s determined by the fact that God created me and knows me intimately already!
  • I don’t need to be liked by everyone, and I’m okay with that.
  • I always go after what I want.
  • I am capable of making decisions for myself, and I refuse to apologize for them.
  • I will become carefree.
  • My feelings are valid—even if others don’t agree with them.
  • I don’t let other people’s opinions affect me negatively
  • I will live a life free of worry about what others think.
  • I am happy, healthy, and successful, no matter what others may think or say.
  • I will never let other people’s opinions of me control my life.
  • I will not waste my energy on trying to conform to other people’s ideas of how I should be or act.
  • I am happy, confident, and content with myself and my life.
  • I am allowed to be me, whatever that means.
  • I am comfortable in my own skin and I love myself just the way I am.
  • I will never change who I am just to please someone else.
  • I am grateful for all the wonderful things in my life.
  • I am worthy of love, respect, and kindness without having to change myself in any way.
  • I will not waste my time worrying about what other people think of me.
  • I make my own decisions.
  • I surround myself with positive people who support and accept me for who I am.
  • I don’t need approval from others—myself is enough for me!
  • I am confident in myself and my abilities—and that’s all that matters!
  • Other people’s opinions of me are none of my business.
  • Each day I worry less and less about what others think.
  • I do not need to be influenced by the opinions of others
  • I am just naturally carefree.
  • I am not an object, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be.
  • What other people think about me is none of my business!
  • No one else’s opinion of me matters.
  • I am not my weight.
  • I am a work in progress, and I am constantly improving.
  • I am a person who thinks for himself.
  • I am exactly who I am supposed to be, and I am doing just fine.
  • It’s not about what other people think of me, it’s about how I feel about myself.
  • I am going to be the best version of myself that I can be today, and no one can stop me!
  • I am human and my humanity is beautiful just as it is—no matter what anyone else thinks!
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  • I am in charge of my own happiness, and I will not give that power away to anyone else.
  • I am not my age or physical ability level or mental capacity.
  • I love myself just as I am, and I always treat myself with kindness and respect.
  • I am the only one responsible for my self-esteem
  • I will not compromise my values for anyone, ever.
  • I am a beautiful, unique individual, and I deserve to be happy and successful.
  • I know that I am a good person, and I deserve to be happy.
  • I love myself unconditionally and always accept myself just as I am.
  • I’m going to be the best version of myself today, regardless of what anyone else thinks!
  • I will go for what I want.
  • I refuse to let anyone else control my happiness.
  • I am relaxed and happy in all social situations.
  • I am finding myself more relaxed in social situations.
  • I am good enough and strong enough to let go of what others think about me
  • I am free from worrying about what others may think about my plans and goals.
  • People see me as someone who goes after what they want.
  • I am becoming more confident by the day.
  • Accepting myself is something that comes naturally to me.
  • People can think whatever they want about me—it doesn’t change how great I am!
  • I do not need to care about what others think of me
  • I am not the clothes I wear, the car I drive, or the job title on my resume.
  • I am strong, independent, and capable. I can do anything I set my mind to.
  • I focus on living my life the way I want to, and I am not influenced by what others think.
  • Caring about what others think is something I am free from.
  • I am a positive thinker and only think about the best possible outcome.
  • I am confident, capable, and deserving of all good things in life.
  • I am not my size.
  • I don’t need anyone’s approval to be happy and successful.
  • I am in control of my own life and I will live it the way I want to.
  • I am confident with who I am.
  • I am free to be myself, and I will never apologize for it.
  • I have every right to be myself, even if it means being different from everyone else
  • I can’t control what other people think of me—but I do control what I think about myself and my life.
  • I am worthy of love and respect, no matter what others may think or say.
  • I am grateful for everything I have, and I know that I deserve only the best.
  • My mindset is that of a positive and happy person.
  • I’m proud of who I am
  • I am comfortable in my own skin, and that will shine through to others in time.
  • I am proud of who I am and everything I have accomplished.
  • I am a shining star and my light is too bright for others to dim
  • The only person who can make me truly happy is ME!
  • I don’t care what others think about me.
  • I focus on being the best that I can be, and I know that I am doing just fine.
  • Being carefree comes naturally to me.
  • I am beautiful, inside and out.
  • I am turning into someone who thinks only positive thoughts.
  • I am strong. I am powerful. I do not care what other people think about me.
  • I am on my own path in life, and I’m following my heart.
  • I will make decisions without worrying about what others may think.
  • I will not let other people’s opinions of me dictate how I feel about myself.
  • I have and always will love myself.
  • I am unique and special, and I will never try to be anyone else but myself.
  • I find it easy to make decisions on my own terms.
  • I release myself from the need to seek approval from others.
  • I am confident and secure in myself, and I don’t need anyone else’s approval.
  • I will always speak my truth and never apologize for it.
  • I’m not perfect, and I’m okay with that.
  • I am not my skin color.
  • Positive thinking is something I naturally do.

Why Does Someone Care About What Others Think About Them?

Because we’re human.

Because we want to belong.

Because we want people to like us and respect us, and it hurts when they don’t.

And because we’re afraid of being judged, rejected or disliked.

But why should we be?

You are who you are—and that’s amazing! You don’t need anyone else’s approval to be happy with yourself.

This can lead people down a path of being fake or not being themselves for fear of getting judged by others.

It’s important for you to realize that your happiness comes from within yourself and not from other people.

If someone doesn’t like you because they find that you are different, then it is time for you to move on in your life and find someone who will accept you for who you are without judgment or criticism.

How to Not Care About What Others Think About You?

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We all know that feeling: the one where you’re at a party and everyone is laughing, and you feel like you don’t fit in.

Maybe they’re laughing at your outfit, or how much of your foot is sticking out of your shoe, or maybe they’re laughing at you because they think you’re stupid.

Whatever it is, it’s making you feel like an outsider—like there’s something wrong with you, and that every time someone looks at you, they’re thinking about that thing.

What if I told you that there’s no reason to care what others think about you?

That’s right: there’s no reason to care! And I’m going to tell you exactly why not.

First of all: what are people supposed to think about you?

You are unique. You are special. You have something unique about your personality, and there’s no way anyone else can be exactly like you.

So why would anyone try?

Second of all: everyone makes mistakes.

Everyone has things they wish weren’t true about themselves—even if those things aren’t visible on the outside.

But guess what?

Those things are still happening inside their mind! So don’t beat yourself up over them—and definitely don’t let others belittle you and make you feel like a lesser person.

First Thing: Practice Self-love!

When we love ourselves more, we become more confident in who we are and what we believe in.

And when we’re confident in our values and beliefs, it makes it easier to stand up for them when someone tries to challenge them.

Check out these self love exercises you can add to your daily routine right away.

Next: Surround Yourself With Good People!

Maybe some of the people in your life aren’t always supportive of you or your goals—but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any good ones out there!

Take the time to get to know more people and you will slowly discover more and more like minded people.

Friendships take time to develop, but when they do, the reward is immense.

A good support group can elevate you and give you more self confidence.

Consider Your Personal Values

What do YOU stand for?

If your goal is to live up to your own standards, then how would acting against them affect how you feel about yourself?

If it would make you feel good about yourself and confident in who YOU are as a person (not just someone who cares), then maybe it’s worth it.

Otherwise… well, there goes that idea!

In Conclusion: Affirmations to Stop Caring What Others Think

One thing you can remember when you’re feeling low is, stop caring what others think.

It doesn’t matter to the universe what other people’s opinions about you are.

Always remember that and never let those opinions get the best of you.

Live your life for yourself, not for anyone else.

You will succeed. Trust yourself a little, won’t you?

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Karla Hanson

My name is Karla Hanson and I am dedicated to creating uplifting and useful content to relax your mind and channel positive energies in your life into meaningful purposes. Be sure to join the newsletter community to receive exclusive resources and articles. Connect with me on LinkedIn or read more on my about page.

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