How do I keep myself from doubting myself too much?
Last Updated: 08/14/2018 at 6:33pm
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Self-doubt can be really difficult to get over. It often stems from a lack of self-confidence. One way that you can start trying to improve your self-confidence is trying to think every day of one thing you've done that you're proud of, or one thing you like about yourself. It'll feel hard at first, but hopefully it will eventually get easier. Once that feels ok, move on to two things, then three, and so on. This should hopefully improve your self-confidence, and then you should start to doubt yourself less :) self-doubt is natural though, and though you can't easily stop yourself from doubting yourself too much, you can stop yourself from giving in to these doubts. Push yourself to try things you feel doubtful in. Some will pay off, some won't, but then at least you've tried.
focus on your goal at hand, push forward and keep going until your reach that goal... once you reach it set another higher goal and reach that. Keep going. Keep your mind occupied.
What helps me is reminding myself that we all had to start somewhere and work our way up. No matter the challenge every single person had to make mistakes to learn. When I am hesitant to act due to my doubts about myself I just think "If I mess up it will just be another lesson learned."
I doubted myself for more than ten years at one point, people telling me I'm not good enough. I'll never make it. It go so serious I told myself that I'm worthless. You're beautiful in every way - That is what my best friend said, and she was completely right! You are beautiful!
Think positively and just say to yourself that u can do it. Also dont think about the outcomes, think about what u have learnt
look in the mirror, find beautiful parts on yourself. And we ALL have them. After this, search on the inside. In what are you good? It might be just listening to others, or something. Love the little details about you. On the outside and the Inside!
I write down my automatic thoughts and then counter them with more realistic thoughts. I also talk to others who reflect back what is more realistic about me.
Try self doubt in a positive way. Make the doubt push you into achieving bigger things in life. Make it a way of changing yourself for the better
Self love and self confidence. Never say never. Nothing is impossible! Anything can happen you know.
Look at the situation from a different perspective-try to think of anything positive that you have achieved in life!
That's a tough one. We each deal with this is our own way. Sometimes we have nothing to lose in taking a risk or taking a chance and believing in ourselves. The answers either take us forward or we stay right where we are. And sometimes not believing in yourself can hold you back from living or working to your full potential. And you have to trust yourself that you will be okay if things don't go the way you expected it to.
The way I see it, doubt is a question unanswered. We go through life doubting so many things that life comes around and shoves us 100 miles per hour into difficult situations. Take for example mama bird teaching her baby to fly. Sometimes you simply must force yourself out of your comfort zone. You may be surprised what you will accomplish. And if you don't succeed, you gain an answer. Because in doing, doubt is no more. For you will now have the answer to that of which you were questioning.
If you want to overcome self-doubt you should: 1. Stop comparing yourself to others. 2. Focus on all of the positives in your life.
Keep personal goals in mind and decide if what im doing will help my progression. And remember that im in control
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