Day 93: Three Reminders If You Struggle With Self-doubt
1️. There is no need to rush life.
It is easy to compare yourself to other people, especially when social media shows everybody's picture perfect lifestyle. Seeing other people accomplish things before you can be motivating and often intimidating. Depending on how you interpret it, you may feel like you are behind because you are not reaching your goals as quickly as others. However, this reminder helps you slow down and become more present. In those moments of
2️. It does not have to be perfect
This is a reminder that patience can be fulfilling. Life can be fast pace these days, so it doesn't take much to slow down every once in a while. When you do this, you allow yourself time and space to accept all of your flaws, without any external judgement. You can be in harmony with your goals and desires because you are taking extra time to nurture them.
3️. You are not your thoughts
You have probably heard this before if you are into Psychology magazines or books, and it is true. You may think hundreds of thoughts everyday, but at the end of the day you are still you. It is so important to remember that thoughts can affect your reality, therefore it is important to distinguish helpful thoughts from harmful ones. The harmful thoughts are intrusive thoughts that get in the way of you accomplishing your goals. These thoughts are the main source of self-doubt, and may be activated based on triggers including trauma, mental illness, or self-esteem issues. To help, follow the prompts of a journal exercise to release those unwanted thoughts.
Remember, these are merely suggestions and things that can help you. Please seek professional treatment from your local Psychologist, Therapist, etc. to get additional help that specifically caters to your needs.