Do you find that you tend to take things personally? If so, then here are some tips that will help you stop taking things personally:
1. Have positive boundaries Having positive boundaries means knowing the difference between you, and other people. Know who you are, what you stand for, and feel your own self worth. What someone else says or does might be annoying or upsetting, but you can choose to keep it outside so that it doesn’t impact you at your core. Remind yourself that your self-worth is independent of anyone else.
2. Remember that it has nothing to do with you What people say and do is truly a projection of who they are. People who are in a good place mentally don’t have the desire to hurt others or to make them feel inferior. If someone says or does something unkind, remember that this is a sign of their own inner struggle rather than a reflection of your self-worth.
3. Be compassionate If someone is rude or unkind to you, remember that this is a sign that they are struggling. They’re not in a good place. See past any initial anger or hurt and see if you can find some compassion for them. By focusing on compassion, rather than the hurt, you can stop yourself from taking what they have said personally and see it for what it is: a sign of their own struggle. Ultimately, you are in control of what affects you and what does not. You have the choice to internalize the things people say or do, or to let them go. Remember that some things have no place in your life so keep them out.