Rewire Your Brain: 5 Tips for Overcoming Self Doubt

Rewire Your Brain: 5 Tips for Overcoming Self Doubt

Self-doubt is a very slippery slope. Once you start down that path it can be very hard to stop. It can make even the simplest things feel impossible.

But don’t worry, there are things you can do to overcome your doubt and slowly start to get your self-confidence back.

We’ve put together 5 simple things you can do every day to help break that vicious cycle.

1. Tell Your Brain to Stop the Self Doubt

We know, it’s easier said than done. But when you start thinking negative thoughts, tell your brain to stop. Redirect your brain to something positive about yourself.

It might be hard at first, but eventually, your brain will bypass the negative and go right to the positive.

2. Don’t Compare Yourself to Others

In the era of social media, it’s really easy to start comparing yourself to others. Something you have to remember is that you’re only looking at other people’s public faces.

You can’t compare the worst parts of your life to someone else’s best. Give yourself a break and remember, you aren’t on anyone else’s timeline.

Instead of thinking about where you aren’t – think about what you’ve ever come.

3. People Don’t Care That Much

Self-doubt tries to trick you into thinking that people are watching and judging everything that you do, which simply isn’t true. Most people are in their own world or worrying about that same thing you are.

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So, don’t let what you think others are going to think, stop you from experiencing life.

Do what you want and don’t worry about the judgment of others. Nine times out of 10 – they aren’t focused on you anyway.

4. Making a Mistake Doesn’t Equal Failure

Be nice to yourself. Just because something doesn’t go the way you would like or you backtrack – doesn’t mean you have failed.

Use whatever went wrong as a lesson and use it to better prepare for next time. Instead of letting your self-doubt guide you to thinking about everything you’re missing – look at what you have accomplished.

Use the set back to help motivate you to better next time. Use the first tip to help you squash the negative self-talk and pick yourself back up.

5. Listen to Motivational Speeches

Listening to speeches and self-help book can help you put things in perspective. It will also start to change your frame of mind.

The more positivity you put in, the more you’ll get out.

Once you change your perspective, everything else you do to build your self-confidence will fall into place a lot easier.

You’ve Got This

We know it’s not easy, but if you practice the 5 tips we’ve given you the nicer your self-talk will become. Once that happens you will start to overcome your self-doubt.

If this blog’s helped you or you have other tips you’d like to share contact us, we love to hear from our readers.

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