As you begin your journey toward happiness, you may discover that a lot of doubts creep into your mind along the way. These doubts are a part of being human, but they can be controlled and managed so they don’t have to hold you back.
Begin Recording Your Thoughts in a Journal
Now is the perfect time to start keeping a journal everyday. Protect this journal as something sacred since it will hold your most private thoughts and things you aren’t willing to talk about to another person. It also will allow you to write more freely about what your doubts really are so you can tackle them effectively.
Tell Yourself to Stop
There is nothing wrong with strong self-talk that instructs your mind to stop with the self-doubt and other negative feelings. These thoughts can creep up when you least want them to, but remember that you have full control over your own thoughts. Sometimes you need to stay “Stop!” out loud for your mind to hear. Don’t let those emotionally damaging thoughts come in and try to keep you from achieving your best life.
Let the Past Stay in the Past
Avoid dwelling the past because it WILL contribute to your self-doubt. Decisions you made last week or even last year are past and there is nothing you can do about it now. You can’t take back your choices and do something different now. The best thing you can do is leave your past where it belongs – in the past.
Start working on today and making good choices going forward that will have a positive impact on your life. If there are people that keep reminding you of the past, it might be time to limit your association with them so you can focus only on positive things.
Stop Comparing Your Life With Others
This is a very bad habit that will only lead to disappointment and self-doubt. When you start comparing yourself to others, you might see ways that their life seems better, but you don’t know the whole story. You might just be looking at how things appear on the surface without considering ways your situations are different. Try to only focus on yourself, not worrying about what other people are doing.