In my last post. I talked about how to practice self love, today I am going to be sharing how to overcome self doubt, I know a lot of us have an issue when it comes to self doubt even though we sometimes won’t admit it, so without wasting any more time let’s get into it.
Self doubt is that little troublesome and insistent voice that can hold you back from reaching your full potential, sometimes it can be helpful, it can help you see what your limitations are in a situation or even a bad idea that you might have. Overcoming self doubt is something that will take time and determination and not something that can happen overnight.
How To Overcome Self Doubt
Tell Yourself To Stop
Tip number one on how to overcome self doubt is to tell yourself to stop when you feel yourself doubting yourself, take a deep breath, and think about something else before your thoughts get out of control.
Look At Your Past
You need to know to look back on your past, find out why you are always doubting yourself is it fear for what it is that you are about to start or it is just a voice that keeps stopping you from reaching your full potential. Self doubt can keep you in your comfort zone and making changes if you can look to your past and find out if anything bad has happened when you ignored the self doubt voice.
Talk To Someone
Another tip on how to overcome self doubt is to talk to someone about it, this can be very helpful in dealing with self doubt, you can talk to your friend or a family member or a therapist. Self doubt can be an exaggerated thought sometimes but when you talk about it to someone, when you say it out loud you can see some times that it can be an exaggeration.
Don’t Get Into The Comparison Trap
Tip number four on how to overcome self doubt is to not get into the comparison trap, I always say this when you compare yourself to other people especially successful people and the high-end life that they live on social media (i.e Instagram) Self doubt will surely creep in, the best thing to do is to compare yourself to yourself, so that you can see how far you have come and what you have overcome and how you have grown as a human being.
Start A Journal
You need to write down your feelings, what it that you are going through, keeping a journal can help you gain clarity easily, it will help you keep a more realistic version of your life so that you can remember the positive things in your life and the successes that you have achieved.
Remember That Not Everything is About You
Another tip on how to overcome self doubt is to always remember that not everything is about you, when you are criticized about something it is easy for self doubt to set in, when you are supposed to go on a date and your date cancels it is easy to start doubting yourself, if something doesn’t go your way you start doubting yourself. What you need to know is that not everything is about you, you being criticized is to help you grow, your date cancelling might be because something urgent came up that needed to be attended to and when something does not go your way, you need to remember that life happens.
Setbacks Are Temporary
Another tip on how to overcome self doubt is to know that setbacks are temporary, in this life you need to know that if you are experiencing setbacks in your life, it does not mean it will last forever, it is just for the main time till something amazing comes along.
Sharpen Your Skill
The last tip on how to overcome self doubt is to sharpen your skill, If you get self doubt when it comes to your work then sharpen your skill when it comes to your work whether it’s presentation work or your art, sharpening your skills will help increase your confidence in your work.
That is all the tip i have for you on how to overcome self doubt, i hope this tips help you and remember that this things take time and if you put in the hard work you will start seeing results.