Do you ever wish you had someone in your life who would tell you good things about yourself? Someone to lean on when life gets messy? Someone to encourage you to keep on keeping on? You already have that person and it’s yourself!
Too often we discount how beneficial our relationship with our self is. How great would it feel for you to just be happy for yourself? How nice would it be to hear words of encouragement coming from your own thoughts? Could you use the extra confidence that would give you?
Stop being your own worst critic. Stop bursting your own bubble. Be the person you need most.
Accept the good. Don’t expect the bad. So often people get uncomfortable with the good things that happen to them because they’re so used to expecting bad things to happen. Don’t take away from your blessings by bursting your own bubble. Accept the good things and be grateful for them.
Don’t doubt yourself. Self-doubt is a struggle in and of itself. It’s the absence of confidence and it gets us right where it hurts- every time. Instead of doubting yourself, chose to have faith. This is one of the easiest mindsets to change. Silence the critique in your head and speak words of encouragement.
Don’t say “I told you so.” No one ever likes to hear those words so stop saying them to yourself! When you feel the need to say the words “I told you so” you’re proving that you didn’t have any faith in yourself to begin with and you were waiting for the big fail all along. Believe in who you are and what you can accomplish.
Don’t ask yourself “What if?” “What if you fail tomorrow and all of this goes away? What if your greatest fears come true and someone finds out that you’re not as smart as they think you are? What if I don’t deserve this?” What if, what if, what if? These two words are self-doubt. They take you down a negative road you don’t belong on. Stop asking yourself “What if?” and have faith.