In my writing, I sometimes find I’m stuck on something because I’m worried about being judged by someone. It leaves me in a mindset such as shame and feeling like my writing sucks. Or, in obligation where I don’t say what I want to and instead, I say what I think I should say.

When I find myself worried about being judged, I use a simple strategy to get myself going again. I start by telling myself to “stop it” as it helps to shift my mindset from holding on to the judgement. Then, I say to myself, “what others think of me is none of my business.” Then, I go and do that thing anyways.

Life is lived best by not worrying what others think of you. Truthfully, your worries are often just a story you’re telling yourself anyways.

You’ve got this.

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