If you are the first one to take offence, or if your feelings are easily hurt, you may be taking things too personally. If you have difficulty forgiving people or tend to blame yourself for things that go wrong, ease up!
Here are 4 Signs you Might be Taking Things Too Personally and How to Overcome Them
1. You can’t stop thinking about what someone said to you, long after the conversation has ended
Always assume positive intent before jumping to conclusions. Don’t dwell on negative thoughts or emotions – let them go and move on.
2. You’re always worried about what other people think of you
Understand that people will always have different opinions than you, and you can’t control what everyone thinks. Surround yourself with positive people who build you up, not tear you down.
3. You take any kind of criticism very personally
When you make a mistake, don’t beat yourself up. Practice self-compassion and give yourself a break. Everyone makes mistakes – it’s part of being human. What matters is how you deal with them. Be gentle with yourself, learn from your mistakes, and keep going. You got this!
4. Your mood changes a lot based on what’s going on in your life
How you feel can be based on what’s going on in your life. However, that doesn’t mean you need to let your mood dictate how you live.
There are things you can do to help keep your mood positive, even when life gets tough. Just remember, no matter what your mood is, you always have the power to choose how you respond to the events in your life.