Did you know that self-doubt makes people less stronger and impacts their way of thinking by focusing on weak points? Lack of confidence can make someone lose a job or a dream they been wishing for a long time.
But why does this happen? There are some things that increase the self-doubt like staying with too many doubters, talking more and doing less, having difficulties while fear management etc.
According to the psychologists, managing self-doubt can be hard sometimes.
Scroll down to see some effective ways to manage self-doubt.
Which Are 6 Ways To Manage Self-Doubt And Keep Moving Forward?
1. Take Action
The best thing we can do to manage our self-doubt is to take action. Self-doubt is usually temporary and relates to the fears we are having at that moment. Stepping into the doubt by taking action will help it subside. Stay on the path, follow the plan and ask for help if needed.
2. Forget The Fear And Believe That Things Will Work Out
Trusting things will work out doesn’t necessarily mean they will work out the way you want them to. Instead, it’s important to know it will work out as it’s meant to.
It is important to believe our self-doubt will cease. That happens when we understand that no matter the outcome, there will be a lesson to be learned. And applying the lesson is the only way to reach the next step of the journey.
3. Make Sure That You Aren’t Staying With Too Many “Doubters”
The people we spend time with influence our thoughts, whether we are aware of it or not. In fact, according to Dr. John Kounis from Drexel University, the pathways in the brain can change after a short 20-minute conversation. If you are spending time with doubters, chances are you will begin to doubt. Evaluate your conversations, and ask yourself if they leave feeling better or worse?
4. Let Your Life Be More Spontaneous And Stop Talking About Your Goals Each Day
There is research is out there that if you state your goals you are more likely to achieve them. And while affirmations and self-talk are absolutely fantastic in achieving them, you may actually be less likely to do so by talking about them too much with others.
It doesn’t seem logical does it?
What’s happening is our brain mistakes talking about them as the positive feedback we receive, and the gratification of accomplishment as if the task happened. This type of gratification reduces the motivation to move forward.
5. Say YES And Stop Making Excuses
When we are doubting, we are trying to figure out a way to make a situation fit our emotional state. Fear of failure and even success manifests itself through excuses. Stop making justifications and finding reasons to avoid the risk. Say yes and know you will figure the rest out as you go along.
6. Don’t Forget To Take A Deep Breath
When all fails and self-doubt is still lingering, breathe. Our breath is the body’s way of regulating emotions and negativity. It helps to clear out toxic thoughts while putting things into perspective. It releases stress and returns us to a place of calm. Breathing is a power weapon against any negativity but especially self-doubt.
Find the ways that most effectively help you manage your self-doubt. Keep questioning until you use your self-doubt in a way that is helpful and not debilitating.
“If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” – Vincent van Gogh