Strong Self-Empowerment Tips For People Who Always Doubt Themselves

Updated on August 10, 2020

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Sometimes in life, we hold ourselves back from seizing an opportunity. Our self-doubt cripples us to the extent that we can’t even make the simplest decisions…

There is a constant voice in our head, continually questioning every step we take and every decision we make. This can be disturbing for anyone, and it makes it much harder to choose what’s best for us, even if the task is menial – like choosing your outfit for the day.

In today’s article, I want to show you how you can stop doubting yourself and what you can do to practice strong self-empowerment in your life. That’s right – I want you to stop limiting yourself and just take the plunge! Because sometimes… It’s simply what you NEED to do to be free.


Strong Self-Empowerment Tips For People Who Always Doubt Themselves


1) Consciously say NO to the doubt


If you ever find your self-doubt boiling up in your head, make a conscious effort to stop it before it spins out of control.

You need to disrupt the pattern by setting aside the doubting and going through with the decision, even if you have to shout a loud ‘No’ to silence the voice.

Do you want to change your hair but are worried that your family won’t approve? Do it anyway! Self-empowerment comes when we learn to trust our instinct and tone down the doubtful voice in our head.


2) Understand that you are not perfect – and that’s FINE


No one can be perfect, and no matter how hard you try, not all choices you make will be the ‘right’ ones.

Most people make a decision and then beat themselves up for weeks (months, years…), wondering if they did the right thing. But you need to understand that with so many changing circumstances and variables, it is impossible to make the correct decision every single time, no matter how hard you try.

Before making a decision, evaluate all the variables before you reach a conclusion. But once you do, stick to it because there is no right or wrong!


3) Stop imagining worst-case scenarios


I have already written a helpful mini-guide on how to stop expecting the worst (I really recommend you to go through it!).

If you find yourself getting crippled by anxiety and self-doubt, stop for a second and think. How many times have you worried over something that turned out to be nothing? We are always worried that something terrible will happen, but the truth is that usually, it turns out great, or at least okay!

Your self-doubt is just a part of your brain that is working in overdrive, trying to imagine the worst possible scenarios to protect you. You can calm down by realizing that what we worry about most usually never happens, and the fact that you’re worrying means you’re only experiencing negative emotions – nothing more. You don’t need to stop it, you don’t need to run away from it or find a way to not feel it. It’s always better to feel your emotions because trying to suppress it will only make your worry stronger.


4) Express your doubts


There is a reason why people love talking to therapists – it works! I’m not saying that you should book a session because you can talk to anyone that you love, and it will still work great.

Seeking help is a significant step in the journey to self-empowerment. If you are so buried in self-doubt that you can’t think straight, it is a great idea to express your doubts, whether to a professional OR a supportive loved one. It will help immensely to look at the problem from another person’s perspective, and often you will realize that your self-doubt is just exaggerated in your mind.


5) Newsflash – the world doesn’t care!


If you want to live your life to the fullest, you need to stop worrying about what others will think.

It is easy to question all the decisions and fall into a pit of self-doubt if you stop and worry about everyone else. If you are ever hesitant to buy a new dress or wear that bold shade of lipstick, remember that no one cares about it as much as you do! If you want to become a high-profile researcher / car mechanic / makeup artist / freelancer… By all means, chase your dream.

Everyone has their own lives to handle, and no one will be paying much attention to your choices, so just do whatever your heart desires. Live and let live!


Finding Self-Empowerment Within – a Recap


Self-empowerment is not a revelation. Instead, it is a journey, and you have to keep moving to reach the destination. It will not happen magically, but it’s something you can learn to do. Practice trusting your gut, make faster, conscious decisions, avoid comparing yourself to others, and I promise you’ll be there in no time.

P. S. There’s more of self-improvement tips below, just scroll down! 😉

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