Have you ever thought why you take things personally? It could have a massive impact on your emotional, mental and physical health.
Do you take things personally? Are you someone who takes things personally most or all the time?
How does that affect and impact you? You might feel upset, sad, angry and/or emotional. How do you respond? You might get angry or you might withdraw.
You could be taking things personally when you may feel attacked, judged and/or criticized. Or you could feel no one understands you and your situation. You find people jump to conclusions about you or your situation. The natural reaction may be to defend you, but we have to choose our battle, we do not have to accept every single one of them.
A lot of times, when one takes things personally they seem to lack confidence and may suffer from having a low self-esteem. They fear being “found out” and become defensive and ready to protect and defend themselves. Does this sound like you?
When you start taking things personally you also start making assumptions about people’s comments, opinions and beliefs. You may start thinking people are out there to get you or to put you down. You may start to read people’s mind (which is by the way, is an impossible task in itself) and start believing in your own assumptions. There might be some truth in it due to some past experience but not necessarily the whole truth.
So, here are some tips to help you to stop taking things personally.
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