5 Steps To Overcome The Fear Of Being Judged



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Have you ever found yourself not wearing something just because of the fear of how you will look or what will others say? You may have also confronted your story and be a silent sufferer because you fear that people might judge you and your story. Well, in this case, you’re not alone. We all have this underlying fear of judgment where we always think of what will be the intentions of others once we confront our real selves to them.

Even while writing the blog or sharing something super personal, I too have this fear of being judged, and many times I have refrained myself from sharing something close.

I also realized that we do have this inner critic that keeps nudging whenever we step out of our comfort zone. This fear of judgment holds us back from achieving our goals and realizing our true potential.

This voice needs to be silenced and in this post, we are going to talk about how to overcome the fear of being judged.


Silence Your Inner Critic

If we wish to bring change, we need to start it from within. We need to silence this inner voice that yells every time we step out of our comfort zone or do something courageous.

Tell yourself frequently, ‘I am enough’, ‘I deserve the best’ in front of the mirror. This may seem silly, but it will help you curb your inner critic. These are nothing but our limiting beliefs, and we need to overcome.

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Reframe Your Thoughts

When it comes to overcoming the fear of judgment, mindset plays a huge role. Having a positive mindset will help you confront your inner critic and silence that voice. When we practice positive affirmations or have positive pep-talk, we train our minds to see the best in ourselves and trust our path.


Note Down Your Strengths

Now that you have curbed your inner critic, it’s time to showcase your inner strength to your own self. Write down 5-10 things you are best at or something that you love yourself for. This will help you realize your worth, and once you know your worth, nothing can ever dare to put you down.

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Be Vulnerable

I know, it takes strength and courage to be raw and vulnerable. But we all have a gift to offer that will die with us if we fail to be vulnerable. We are always so scared of the judgments that we fail to express ourselves authentically.

Think about the worst-case scenario and do it anyway. In the end, you will be proud of yourself for being you. People are always going to judge whether you fail or succeed. Why not do it our way then?


It’s All About Mindset

When someone is judging you for your life choices or the way you are, it tells more about their thoughts and mindset rather than yours. We perceive things as we are hence if someone is judging you for your appearance, the chances are that they are totally insecure about their own in the first place.

Once you know this golden tip, you will be able to curb your fear of being a judge.

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We all are at times afraid of judgment, but when we learn to silence our inner critic, we will win half the battle. Always remember, if they judge you, they showcase their mindset and thinking. You are always more than that, and surely above them.

I really hope that these tips were helpful when it comes to fear of being judged. Do let me know your views in the comments.

xoxo  Saturday Life Girl

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