Episode 145: How to Stop Worrying About Others’ Opinions

Years before recovery I was part of a spiritual sharing circle. One of the people who was part of that same sharing circle had been in AA for a long time, and one of the things he said all the time was, “It’s none of your business what other people think of you,”. It took me a long time to figure out what that meant. I was so codependent on others that I had no idea how to wrap my head around it. It wasn’t until my first AA meeting that the pieces started to come together. That’s why episode 145 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about how to stop worrying about others’ opinions and start worrying about your own! 

In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of worrying about your own opinions of yourself and actionable steps you can take right now to stop caring what others think. 

Some of the talking points I go over in this episode include:

  • How we take it personally when someone doesn’t like us, and the various ways we cope with being disliked.
  • Examples of ways people come to conclusions of others; and how it has nothing to do with you or who you actually are.
  • How the serenity prayer can teach us to let go of others’ opinions, and why it really isn’t any of our business what they think of us.

Ultimately, it’s not your business what others’ opinions are, especially their opinions of you, but rather the only opinions you should be worried about are those of yourself. So be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.

What is Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery?

This is the podcast “Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery.” It will help people who want to heal to move from fragmented to whole.

Hi, I’m Barb! I share my experience, strength and hope from 12 step recovery in each episode. They’re all 20 minutes or less. Unlike most recovery podcasts where you hear a person’s whole story, in this one each episode is about a specific topic.

There are many life lessons from 12 step recovery that are applicable to those in and outside of recovery. This podcast brings some of those lessons to the airwaves, including such topics as learning acceptance, recognizing and overcoming victim mentality and establishing healthy boundaries.

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