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How can I stop doubting myself ?

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Last Updated: 04/03/2018 at 1:48pm
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Hello, I am Lisa and I work in a person-centred approach mixed with cognitive behavioural therapy. I believe we all have the potential to be the best we can be.

Top Rated Answers
positiveWhisper24
March 15th, 2015 9:46pm
Work on your self confidence. Some great ways to do this are through self hypnosis and CBT with a trained therapist.
weepyhollow
April 28th, 2015 6:10pm
You should tell yourself that you are great in whatever it is you are doubting. I personally struggle with my self image so when doing my makeup I will pick out things that I think I've done well such as my eyeliner or lipstick, then when I'm dressed I find things in my outfit that accentuate my body or make me look nice. This is so, so helpful and I always feel better about going out even if it is only to the shops.
Anonymous
May 13th, 2015 1:37pm
Don't compare yourself to others. Read inspiring books. John Green does a great job boosting my self-confidence.
HappySunflower
May 14th, 2015 10:51pm
Just start thinking on the bright-side start giving yourself little pep-talks about how confident you are, tell yourself "I CAN DO THIS"tell yourself your not afraid to do this task tell yourself that you know that you can do this! tell yourself that doubting yourself dosen't make since because you are too confident to doubt yourself! XOXO STAY CONFIDENT EVERYONE PS- YOUR BEAUTIFUL AND SMART
Anonymous
January 11th, 2016 4:21pm
By asking yourself questions to challenge your negative way of doubting yourself and realising that whatever you've been doubting yourself about isn't actually all that valid and letting yourself go by believing in yourself. Because by believing you achieve more
MontyMaverick41
January 26th, 2016 6:48am
By start doing something you love doing. and you will start getting good at it. and when you are good at something, it gives you a sense of self confidence that not many things can out there. that will help you greatly in overcoming self-doubt.
Craftsman
March 15th, 2016 5:05pm
By feeling more confident about yourself. Justify your actions in your head, that will help you to stop doubting your own self.
IntuitiveDrops
September 6th, 2016 7:11pm
Maybe try to count the instances when you were right and why you thought you were right. Often, our intuition is the best thing, and second-guessing only fucks things up.
Fraz
September 26th, 2016 12:38pm
Start self-appreciating. Tell yourself you did a "good job" every time you do it. Pat yourself on the back. Gradually, you'll stop doubting yourself as much.
coolcalmcollected23
October 18th, 2016 6:58pm
Oo tough question! What I think I can do (and should be doing every day) is recognize the uniqueness that is me and that I am my biggest cheerleader. If I won't cheer for myself, who will? *definitely my mom will, but I need to cheer myself on too :)
MessengerOfPeace01
November 7th, 2016 12:23pm
Force yourself to be brave enough to do the things you feel doubt with in yourself. When you encourage yourself then you will surpass your doubt when you soon realize there was no reason for doubt
Anonymous
November 15th, 2016 7:25pm
I doubt myself all the time. One thing that keeps me going is self-talk. Its the part of my brain that keeps telling me to do the opposite of what the negative part of my brain says. If it says that I will never be regular with exercise and build a stronger body (for example) - I tell myself to just go to the gym/go for a run and not think about the outcome. If I feel like I am not good enough for my job - I tell myself to focus on the smaller tasks at hand and do them better than I normally do. Break things down and find accomplishment in the smaller steps that you completed or the good traits you displayed in the past that tell you that you are capable and right.
JHakuro
April 11th, 2017 10:36pm
Do not ever stop doubting yourself! Many people in this world are afraid to doubt themselves, to second guess, but you should have doubts and fears. To grow as a person, you must be able to overcome these doubts by facing them head on and understanding that failure is a possibility, but so is success. To have doubts is healthy and throughout your life you'll slowly learn that each doubt comes from inexperience and fear. And by having doubts, you're allowed to move forward and create your own courageous story of how you overcame what the world through at you.
archiesnapx
April 3rd, 2018 1:48pm
By believing in yourself. Belif is key any sort of trust issues, whether its with yourself or not. so yeah