Believe in yourself. These three words have the potential to be a meaningless cliché or a sarcastic meme. Beneath the hype, however, the concept of being able to trust yourself is an enduring and foundational choice. We all inevitably face difficult situations. There is a certain logic to getting advice and input from others. Thus, effectively navigating those difficult situations requires us to trust in ourselves, too. You might even say that trusting yourself is the same as being confident!
The Benefits of Self-Trust
- Better Relationships and Friendships: These connections are built on trust so it only makes sense that self-trust is a major ingredient.
- Better Mental and Physical Health: We know what feels right for us. Self-trust gives us the courage to put this knowledge into practice.
- Meaningful Careers and Pursuits: Whether it’s a job or a personal passion, we can better make such choices when we trust our decision-making.
- Feeling Safer: The world can be a frightening place. Anyone can feel a little safer and more secure thanks to increased self-awareness and confidence.
- Becoming More Open-Minded: When we trust ourselves, we think more critically. This enables us to be open to the ongoing evolution of mind and spirit.
9 Ways to Learn How to Self-Trust
Treat Yourself With Kindness and Patience
Check how you speak to yourself. That inner monologue has far more power than you might imagine. Aim to be your own best friend.
Surround Yourself With People Who Support You
It’s not that you want blind support. Rather, you can be at your best when the people in your life respect you. They will supply both the support and the honest feedback you need.
Set Realistic Goals
Chart out a path that excites you — but is also attainable. This is not a form of settling. Instead, it should be viewed as a methodical series of steps that can bring you deeper self-awareness.
Own Your Decisions
It should go without saying that trusting yourself includes trusting your decisions. You may not always make the ideal choice but you can sleep well knowing you made the authentic choice.
Perfectionism is really a fear of failure. It can stifle all progress and lead to incredible self-doubt. To accept the ups and downs of your journey requires strength and wisdom.
Embrace the Process
You will never be complete — and that’s a beautiful thing. Embrace the process with mindfulness and commitment. Stay flexible and utilize the open-mindedness mentioned above.
Tap Into Your Deepest Self
To trust yourself, you must first know yourself. Outside praise or condemnation is fleeting. What matters lives at the core of your deepest self.
Take Lots of Tech Breaks
Technology dazzles us on a daily basis. It also frazzles us on an hourly basis. It is impossible to fully trust yourself if you spend your days staring at your phone.
Create Alone Time to Assess Your Efforts
Schedule in alone time to unwind, decompress, and contemplate. Everyone needs solitude. It is the birthplace of ideas, regeneration, intuition, and deep self-trust.
Trusting Yourself By Trusting Others
Bombarded 24/7 with news, fake news, images, and clickbait, it’s hard to even hear yourself think. In such an environment, trusting oneself can feel like a pipe dream. Navigating difficult situations becomes even more daunting. We may lose any sense of being anchored to an inner compass. This is why so many folks also put their trust in therapy. Working with a skilled counselor allows us to step out of the high tech rat race and take stock in ourselves. Learning to trust yourself is made a little easier with the benefit of professional guidance.
Posted by Counseling Wise on June 10, 2019