Why You Need to Mind Your Own Business

There are two reasons why some people don’t mind their own business. One is that they have no mind, and the other is that they have no business.
— Vikrant Parsai

When everyone talks about self care, they talk about bubble baths, face masks, cutting off negative people, and drinking water, but nobody talks about the number one thing you should do to practice self care: mind your own business! 

Before you click out of this post, hear me out! I've been living in the spirit of minding my own business for a while now and I can honestly say it's one of the best things I've ever done. Minding other people's business comes with a lot of baggage that I just don't need in my life right now. Judgement and hurt feelings are usually close by when someone does not mind their own business.

I truly believe that minding your own business will bring clear skin, positivity, and meaningful relationships in your life. When you mind your own business you're able to fully focus on the things that you have going on and the energy to manifest the things that you want. We all know that what you invest your energy in will grow. So if you're investing your energy into other people's business and problems, you have less time and energy to invest into your own.

One of the main things I want to stress is that we need to stop making other people's business our business, including what they say about us! The things that other people say about you are not your business! You can get yourself into a lot of trouble and a world of pain worrying about every little thing that someone else has to say about you. If you have a hard time disconnecting your worth from what other people think about you, I encourage you to wake up every morning and tell yourself "what other people think about me is none of my business".

It's as simple as this: you cannot and you will not manifest the life you want to live if you constantly focus on what other people think or say about you. Your life, your purpose, and your power cannot depend on the approval of others. Feelings change, and one day someone might support you and the next day they won't. Everything that you do, everything that you write, everything that you create will not please everybody, but you have to believe enough in who you are to not let that bother you.

1 Thessalonians 4:11-12 says "that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing." Minding your own business should not be seen as a negative thing, but rather an investment in yourself. You are investing your time, energy, and attention into your business, your ideas, your creativity, your purpose, etc. So if you find yourself worrying about the business of others, remind yourself to mind your own!