There will always be times when we feel insecure about situations in our lives but when it gets in the way of living the life we truly desire, it becomes a problem.
Maybe your insecurities are holding you back from starting that new project or business you’ve always dreamed about, or perhaps you lack the confidence to voice your ideas or opinions. This lack of trust in ourselves enhances our feelings of doubt as we worry about being judged or criticized by others. We struggle to take action on our desires. We often think of the worst-case scenarios.
So today, I will talk about how to overcome insecurity and take control of our lives:
Follow people who motivate you to be a better person and encourage self-love
The positivity or negativity of the people we follow can have a huge impact on us.
For example, if you’re really insecure about your body, start following people who share positivity, and tips on how to start loving every part of your being. Whatever it is that you feel insecure about, find someone who is an advocate of it. Get inspired by them.
Ask yourself why you’re feeling insecure about it and how can you change that. Journaling works incredibly well for uncovering these self-limiting beliefs.
Forgive past mistakes
You are a human and we all make mistakes. No one is perfect. Forgiving yourself it’s one of the biggest steps to overcoming insecurities. Forgive those mistakes you made, and learn from them.
I believe that confidence can be cultivated if we engage in our own well-being. Self-care is so important to building self-esteem and confidence. You have to take care of who you both inside and out in order to be truly confident in who you are. You can read this blog post for some self-care ideas.
Change the way you talk to yourself
Stop feeding negative beliefs and start practicing some positive self-talk. At first, this will feel extremely unnatural and you won’t believe it. But over time as you practice telling yourself these new beliefs, your thinking will begin to shift.
Write a success list
Write down all the events you have successfully handled in the past and all the good things you achieved. This will provide your mind with the evidence that you can take action, handle circumstances, and in turn, will increase your confidence.
Stop comparing yourself
Comparing yourself to other people is an unhealthy habit that feeds even more of your insecurities. Embrace your uniqueness, accept who you are, and commit to being the best version of yourself. You have your own strengths, your own contribution, your own ideas, and your dreams.
Focus on your strengths
Don’t dwell on your weaknesses and start to focus on your strengths. What are you good at? What makes you feel happy? Everyone has strengths. Invest in them.
Overcoming insecurity requires you to give yourself the grace to make mistakes and fail sometimes, to be imperfect. Be gentle, patient, and kind with yourself. Overcoming insecurities won’t happen overnight, but it will happen. The process is worth it because the reward is sweet. ❤