We all take things too personally from time to time, however, it is when it takes control over us that it becomes a problem. And while you may not think that it does, there is a chance that it could.

However, there are a number of thoughts, and tips that can be followed in order to stop taking things so personally.

1. You can’t control the thoughts of others.

No matter what someone thinks of you, you can’t change it. Everyone has an opinion, but when it comes down to it, the only one that should truly matter to you are the ones that you let matter.

2. The only person who can control how you feel is you.

You can’t control someone else’s thoughts, but you can control how you respond.

3. It’s not about you, it’s about them.

People typically project their own insecurities onto other people in order to avoid facing themselves. Don’t let that get you down.

4. Listen to what they have to say, and move on.

Don’t buy into the opinions of others. While they all have value in their own way, you have the right to choose the thoughts you value.

5. What’s the worst possible outcome?

What is the worst possible outcome of their opinion? Are your feelings hurt a little? Shake it off. You are still intact, and you have to control how you perceive this moment.

6. Be yourself.

No matter what others think, always be yourself.

7. You don’t have the energy to burn.

Think about it, we can barely gather the necessary energy for normal tasks. Don’t waste that precious energy worrying about what other people say or think.

8. You can’t change someone’s, heart.

While it may be tempting to save the world, you can’t. Some people are just negative, so move along.

9. Protect your heart.

If we allow every harsh word said to us to embed itself into our soul, we would all be dark. Don’t let that happen.

10. Learn to forgive.

Sometimes, the best thing to do is just forgive the person and move along.

11. Have peace.

Make it your motto, and stamp it on your hand. Peace is the goal, always.

12. Live your life.

Live your life and never let anyone get you down. While that may sound easier said than done, it’s a simple task.

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