Belief is a funny thing. Much like confidence. For some it comes pretty easily. For others it only comes at certain times and there are others who are so ridden with self doubt they can’t do much at all. Yet there are ways to boost yourself and cast off the doubt. These ways work differently on each person because logically each person is completely different. You need to apply them in the best way possible that suits you best as a person. Remember, sometimes, it may not be self doubt. It might be that you’re depressed. If there’s a clinical issue you’re best bet is to tell a medical professional or at least your family in the first instance. In the meantime, here are some ways you can try to boost the belief in yourself.
Sometimes It’s Mood
It might be in certain situations that you just need to increase your mood. Self doubt can be perpetuated by low mood. If you’re feeling down about something you’ll likely doubt yourself due to the simple connotation. So how do you improve your mood? You don’t have to send flowers to yourself. Instead think of the things that make you happy. Sometimes, the simple act of smiling can improve your mood. Try and watch a few funny videos, or call your favourite person. Watch a show you love most or a film that never fails to put a smile on your face. If you’re feeling happier about something, there’s more chance that you’ll be in a happier mood.
You’ll always feel better about yourself if you seek validation. For example, if you have low self belief about the course you’re taking at university, getting a good grade will give you validation. You won’t have self doubt because you’ll have proven that you can do it with the good grade. To hit this requires one thing: hard work. If you put the work in to get where you need to be you’ll push past the validation barrier and get the validation you need to destroy the self doubt.
Hit Your Goals
When you hit your goals naturally your self belief increases. Your hitting goals you set for yourself so naturally you’re going to believe in yourself. The trick is to set realistic goals. You might set mini-ones which build into the overall goal. For example passing essays or exams to get a degree. When you start hitting your goals you’ll have the validation you need and start to believe in yourself a little more. Don’t make the mistake of setting a ridiculous goal right off the bat. Go little by little until you hit it!
Push Into Business
Business owners suffer with self doubt. Especially if they don’t get the help they need right away. Belief in yourself as a business owner is paramount. It doesn’t matter if you’re a sole trader or trying to promote a business on Amazon. You can kill your delf doubt and gain belief by realising that business is tough and giving yourself the time required to grow.