Do not be a slave to others' opinions. Discard them as you would rotten food. For nothing good will come out of holding on to others' opinions. Your heart knows the truth.
These are three tools you can begin to use today to bring about the needed change in your life. It does not have to be complicated. It does not have to take years. It does involve you knowing you are worth it and being kind to yourself as you adapt to these new habits.
When you have honestly taken the two basic steps, allow the next steps to flow. They make come to you all at once, or you may be able to only see what to do next. That's all you need. A journey starts with the first step, once you've made the choice to do so.