Learning how to trust yourself can be very difficult, especially if you have people questioning your decisions or disagreeing with you. However, trusting yourself is incredibly important because more often than not, your instincts are right. While learning how to trust yourself can take some time, it is possible and you can get to a point where you feel secure and good about your decisions.
1. Avoid Negative People
Some people are negative by nature and like to question other people’s decisions. Being around negative people can make it really easy to lose trust in yourself. Their negativity can cause you to question yourself. Because of the way negative people can affect you, it is important that you avoid them as much as you can, especially when you are learning how to trust yourself. You don’t need their negative energy getting in the way of learning to trust yourself.
2. Don’t Put Yourself down
Saying things like, “I’m stupid,” or “I can’t do this” will only make your self-esteem go down, and you will lose trust in yourself. Would you trust another person who says they are stupid and can’t do things? To prevent negative self-talk from getting in the way of trusting yourself, only say nice things about yourself. Your self-esteem will thank you, and you will begin to trust yourself more.
3. Remember Everyone is Different
It can be very easy to look at what someone else is doing and start to think you should be doing it too. However, what is best for one person is not necessarily best for another person. When learning how to trust yourself, it is important to remember that everyone is different. You can trust that you know what is best for you!
Meditation is a great way to get in touch with yourself. Sitting quietly by yourself and focusing on your breathing will help you become centered. Becoming centered and learning how to drown out all the outside noise will enable you to listen to yourself and trust yourself.
5. Do Your Research
If you are having problems trusting yourself to make a big decision, do your research. The more information you have, the better you will be able to make an informed decision that you can feel good about and trust. Additionally, if you have all of the information, you will be able to knowledgeably respond to people who are questioning you by backing yourself up.
6. Ask Yourself the Right Questions
To be able to trust yourself you need to know yourself really well. Part of learning about yourself is asking yourself the right questions. Why do you want to do something or go somewhere? Why are certain things important to you? Asking questions like these and answering honestly will teach you about yourself, which will help you trust yourself.
7. Don’t Say You Don’t Know
Saying “I don’t know” will only lead you to questioning yourself down the line. It perpetuates the idea that you don’t have the answers and can’t trust yourself. Instead of saying “I don’t know”, try saying “I will find out” or “I am working on it”.
Trusting yourself is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. While it can be hard to trust yourself, you can do it. You just need to practice. Do you have a hard time trusting yourself?