5 ways to overcome self-doubt
If you often feel sceptical about yourself and think that you are less important or worthy than others around you are, it’s time to pull yourself out of that rabbit hole, and start to see yourself in a more positive light. No one should ever feel like they are worth less, and below are some tips on baby steps you can take to feeling better about yourself!
Company matters: The people you associate yourself with makes a big difference to how you feel at the end of the day. By surrounding yourself with positive people, their positivity would be able to rub off on you, making you feel not only better about yourself but about life in general too! It is important to spend time with supportive groups of people as they’ll help to lift you up, and encourage you. #goodvibesonly
Declutter: Your environment does play a part in dictating how you feel, and a way to overcome this is by decluttering. If you happen to notice your desk or room is in a mess, do some packing and a cleaner, neater environment may just help to make you feel better. Along the way, sweep out all nasty thoughts from your mind, and you’d be impressed to find out what a fresh mind can do to help you feel better about yourself too.
Get a workout in: Regular exercising is an investment for your mind, body, and soul. When done habitually, it can foster your sense of self-worth and leave you feeling powerful. Not only will you feel better about your appearance, by meeting even small exercise goals, you’ll achieve a sense of achievement. Exercising promotes all kinds of changes in the brain, of which one is a new activity pattern that promotes feelings of calm and well-being. It also releases endorphins that energise your spirits and make you feel good. #lookgoodfeelgood
Daily gratitude journal: Often, we miss out on things we did well in when we harp on mistakes and regrets. Change this by keeping a gratitude journal, and jot down little bits of things that happened across the day which you think you performed well in, or just simple things that left a smile on your face. By taking the time to note these down, you’d realise that perhaps your day went by much better than you thought it did!
Practice self-compassion: It’s easy to cheer someone else on, but when it comes to ourselves, we tend to be much harsher than we really need to be. Everyone makes mistakes, and it shouldn’t be a cause for you to beat yourself up over. Learn to take things easier, and understand that it is okay to not be the best all the time. Pick yourself up, and treat yourself to an extra piece of chocolate, or a glass of wine, and tell yourself that the next time you’ll do better.
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