How to deal with self-doubt - my best tips

 Well hello to you my reader chums! Self-doubt is inevitable. As human beings, we're our own worst critics and easily doubt ourselves in every possible way. I will easily admit that I'm terrible when it comes to self-doubt and doubt myself far too often about the littlest of things.

As part of my self-love journey, dealing with self-doubt has gone hand in hand with that and I'm slowly improving it. If you're dealing with self-doubt, here are my best tips on how to care for yourself.

How to deal with self-doubt - my best tips

Keep a positivity log

I've been recommended this idea a few times and it's one I love to share because it's so useful. Every time someone says something nice to you, in person, via email or by message, note it down in this log. It could be a compliment about how you look, it could be about something you've achieved or even a task done well at work. Whatever the positive thing, the log is a great piece of writing to read when you're not feeling your best and doubting yourself.

Write a list of everything you've achieved

When I'm feeling doubtful about myself, I like to take a step back and look at the wider picture, and consider everything I've achieved. This could be the little tasks I've achieved in one day or the bigger projects and accomplishments over my lifetime. It reassures me I am capable, worthy, and determined and can achieve anything I want to. 

Reach out to loved ones

If the feelings of doubt come in, sometimes you need love, affection and support. This is where you can reach out to any loved ones around you to offer this comfort. Whether it's your partner, best friend, parent, colleague or neighbour, whoever is around you can help boost your mood, and sway your mind away from doubtful thoughts.

Focus on an activity which makes you happy

When I'm feeling down and doubtful, it often makes my mood low, and that results in feeling sad.  I find doing an activity which I love can help make me feel a little happier and move these doubtful feelings aside. Whether it's writing, baking some cookies, reading, heading to the beach or watching one of my favourite shows, anything small can do wonders.

Practice self-care

Self-care is more than bubble baths and facemasks, however, in this instance, it may actually be those two things. Doubtful feelings can lead to feeling down and that's when a pamper may come in handy. I love to have a bubble bath or have a chill evening of not thinking about anything and resting in my comfy clothes.

Utilise affirmations

Affirmations are powerful and can really steer your mindset when you're feeling great. I have an app called 'I Am' which sends through daily affirmations of all kinds, affirming lovely and kind things about myself. In these moments, repeat words such as 'I am capable', 'I am intelligent', 'I will achieve great things' and 'I am beautiful'.

Write down your thoughts

Negative thoughts can breed in my brain like a disease and releasing them can make things easier. In moments of doubt, get out your notes app or a notebook and write down everything you're feeling. This will take a weight off your mind and help you focus on other things.

Feel all of your feelings 

I'm a firm believer in feeling everything you're feeling rather than suppressing it. As if you push it down, the feelings are more likely to come out louder and bolder.

I hope you enjoyed this post. How do you deal with self-doubt?

Thank you for reading <3

1 comment

  1. Thanks for sharing these tips, I do suffer from a lot self doubt, I have to learn to relax more and worry less :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures


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