Anna Wootton

Thursday Reads: Stop Worrying What Others Think!

Welcome to a new series on the blog, called Thursday Reads.

If you are on any form of social media, more than likely you are inundated with shares by friends of articles they’ve read online, or boosted posts from article sites that want to push their latest offerings on you. I’m not saying there isn’t any value in these articles or blogs – I write one myself, after all! – but how are you expected to sift through them to find the one(s) that truly speak to you?

Given that I read most of the articles I come across for research for my own coaching services, I figured I was already doing 90% of the legwork for you anyway, so I may as well go the full hog and put together a weekly round-up of my recommended articles. I will only include one or two, and they will have a consistent theme running through them – that way you can easily tell from the title of my Thursday Reads blog post if it’s something you want to read or not.

For example: today the two articles I’m featuring both discuss what happens when we place too much energy and value on what others think of us. If this is something you or someone you know is battling with right now, you know to click. Otherwise, perhaps move on and check again next week. My aim is to save you some time, and ensure the content you are reading is worth it!

PS. I will always include a healthy recipe I’ve seen around the blog world with each week’s post, so if you do like to get recipe inspiration, it may be worth a quick peek in to see what recipe is starting the post off each week!

Tea-Infused Green Juice (via

If you’re looking for a fresh juice recipe, even if St. Patrick’s Day was two days ago, it’s never a bad time to include a green juice! Ari’s tea-infused juice is a great idea, adding extra nutrients and that hit of flavour…

10 Signs You’re Comparing Yourself Too Much to Others (via 

There are a gazillion and one articles out there about the perils of falling into what I call the ‘comparison trap’, but I liked that this one actually talked more about how to identify when you’re doing it, rather than why you’re doing it. Sometimes it isn’t so obvious that what we’re actually doing is pitting ourselves against someone else – and following these 10 signs means your self-awareness will increase so you’re more likely to catch yourself next time. If you don’t have this awareness, you may just find yourself feeling like crap every time you see someone and never really understand why. Now you can nip it in the bud early on.

The Real Reason You Worry What Others Think of You (via 

Carol goes a step further than most blog posts about this subject and offers up a guided visualization for you to really explore what’s going on when you’re giving too much value to others’ opinions. Definitely worth a read, and this article includes video, also.