Welcome back to my blog where today I want to talk about trusting yourself. I try very hard to tackle serious topics, stuff that people need to hear about and stuff that people need some help with. While, obviously I’m young and I’m not the wisest person in the world, I still have some experience with the stuff I talk about and I try to talk about it responsibly. That said, this post is about trusting yourself.
One of the most important things needed to change yourself into a better person is trust, but this post isn’t about trusting your parents, besties, teachers and whatever other people you can think of. Today I’ll talk about trusting yourself. Which is much more important than all of the above.
What does “trusting yourself” mean?
Trusting yourself means being able to attempt to do all kinds of things without judging yourself too harshly. However, if you’re looking to build trust in yourself, it can be helpful to do more of the things that you’re good at and less of the things that you aren’t great at.
So basically, trusting yourself means trusting your intuition, not judging yourself about the things in your life you can’t control. Even when you can control them, as long as what you’re doing isn’t hurting anyone and it feels right and feels like yourself then no one has the right to judge you, including yourself. Trusting yourself is realizing that just by virtue of being yourself without hurting anyone, just by virtue of living and existing as a beautiful human, as all humans who do no harm are. Yes, you have flaws but in the end you work to improve yourself and work to contribute to society. You are worthy of your own trust just by virtue of surviving in a world that can seem so cruel.
But it also means focusing on yourself, accepting yourself, doing the things you love, and bettering yourself at them. It also means not beating yourself up over the things you’re not good at. It also means realizing that if you feel overly sad or anxious or self-defeating then you should go and get help, especially professional help from a therapist or something along those lines.
Many people with certain mental conditions are bullied or have self-esteem issues until they get diagnosed and suddenly it becomes more clear to them why they acted differently than the people around them and why they couldn’t help it.
Sometimes it isn’t related to a mental condition, sometimes the reasons you have low confidence are related to the people around you, to the people you might even be stuck with (biological or adoptive family, toxic friends you can’t get rid of for whatever reason and so on) and can’t leave for a longer time. Or maybe you can leave them, if so, you should consider it.
Often times, when you feel worthless or have something that’s holding you back from trusting yourself, it isn’t your fault but rather something within you that you can fix or cope with or take action to deal with. The first step is figuring out what it is.
How can you start trusting yourself?
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to start trusting yourself (do these gradually):
- Step1: Find yourself (guide)
- Step2: Accept yourself (guide)
- Step3: Find out what makes you happy and what doesn’t
- Step4: Do the things you love and that make you happy, but that you don’t feel you have enough confidence to do.
- Step5: Profit
Reminder: Do not forget, nothing comes overnight. Everything takes time and a lot of effort.
Thank you for reading this post, these topics really resonate with me and so I love sharing my experiences with them and talking to people about them. I really appreciate that people read my blog, listen to what I have to say, comment their opinions and so on. It feels like I’m starting a tiny little dialogue in the grand world which is the internet. Speaking of comments and dialogue, if you’ve started to take steps to improve and help yourself or in general are still finding yourself and finding your voice, I’d love to hear from you in the comments.
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