This month I’ve been discussing the effects of self-doubt and negative thoughts. As this is the final blog of this series, let’s go over some important ways to deal with self-doubt when it happens.
By the way, if you think it’s “just you”, let me tell you, even the most successful person works to overcome self-doubt at times.
Feeling self-doubt isn’t the problem. Letting self-doubt control you, make your decisions for you, and rule your life is the problem.
Here are #12 strategies for dealing with self-doubt.
You’re Not Alone – Everyone experiences self-doubt and whether you have friends, family, or anyone to talk to right now about this, you are not alone in your feelings. It’s all how you react to it that matters. You can find others to commiserate with by joining Facebook groups or other types of groups and forums to help feel less alone with your issues.
It’s no doubt that running your own business is hard work. Amongst the many hats you have to wear, you also need to be confident and have a lot of faith in yourself in order to succeed.
But what happens if self-doubt starts to creep in?
Perhaps you start triple checking everything you do. Maybe you struggle to make simple decisions and procrastinate so much that nothing ever gets done. Or maybe you create a product or service that you want to sell but then don’t, because you start to believe it’s not good enough.
Self-doubt can creep in for all sorts of reasons. Knowing how you developed it can sometimes help lead you to rebuilding your self-esteem, by getting to the bottom of how it happened.
Some people may have had self-esteem at one point, then lost it. Some never had it in the first place.
No matter how you determine what causes your self-doubt, you’ll be able to overcome it. It doesn’t matter if it’s something that developed over time or...
It’s been tough for everyone over the last 12 months, and sadly it looks like it’s going to continue for a while longer too.
Even for the most optimistic, life is starting to become a grind, but if you suffer from self-doubt, everything can appear more amplified.
In my weekly email blasts this month, I am going to talk about how to over-come self-doubt and find a positive outlook.
You may be wondering why I’ve chosen this as a subject. Well, I believe confidence is similar to a muscle. If it isn’t maintained, it weakens.
Lack of confidence can lead to procrastination, or double-triple checking everything you do. Normal day-to-day decisions become difficult to make, and boundaries vague.
Self-doubt can affect anyone. If your regular routine changes (as it has for many of us over the last twelve months), it can lead to undermining your confidence.
If you suddenly find yourself with an unrealistic workload, you can start to feel overwhelmed, which in turn can lead to...