No one is perfect. Yet, we hold ourselves to this high level of perfection in many facets of our lives: relationships, profession and personal. We tend to get disappointed when we don’t reach or attain the level of perfection that we want.
There’s one thing that becomes very clear when this happens–our insecurities set in. We identify them, recognize them and let them get the best of us. Why? Just because we have insecurities, that shouldn’t be the end all, be all. We can’t let them win because they don’t have to exist forever. They don’t have to run your life.
Check out these tips on how to let go of your insecurities and own them, so they don’t own you!
Check out these tips on how to let go of your insecurities and own them, so they don’t own you! Click To Tweet
Write All Of Your Insecurities Down
At times, the hardest thing is to stare your insecurities in the eye. You don’t want to face them. You just want to store them away and let them fester. No, write them down. All of them. Then ask yourself, why am I insecure about this. Does it make sense. Is it something that someone said that made me feel this way? Forget them! Does it come from a mistake you made in the past? We all make mistakes, this doesn’t mean you have to make them again or hold on to the old ones. Really think about whether or not you’re thinking rationally or if you’re just being negative.Don’t let your insecurities fester. Write them down and face them. Click To Tweet
Make a Win List
This is a great practice, especially for people who don’t feel they’ve accomplished much. Stop fretting over what you’ve yet to accomplish or what didn’t happen. Focus on what you have done. Sit down and make a list of things that you’ve accomplished. Nothing is too big or too small. Include them all. You will be surprised at how much you’ve done. So the next time you’re listing off all of these things that haven’t happened for you, you can look at your win list and celebrate the things that have.Nothing is too big or too small. Make a win list to overcome your insecurities. Click To Tweet
Practice Positive Self-Talk
We all have a Debbie Downer and Negative Nancy in us and they are no fun to be around. Not only are they not fun to be around, but they aren’t fun to be either. Whenever you step on your soapbox and find that you’re continuously spouting out negative things, stop it. Put a spin on those thoughts, take a look in the mirror and practice positive self-talk. For every negative thought, find something positive to say. “I’m Fat” — No, you may not be your desired weight but you’re healthy. “I hate where I am in life” — You may not be where you want to be, but at least you’re breathing and still have a chance to make it where you want to go with a little persistence.We all have a Debbie Downer and Negative Nancy in us and they are no fun to be around or be. Click To Tweet Practicing positive self-talk can help you overcome your insecurities. Click To Tweet
Go Through The “What-Ifs”
Often times, what-ifs can actually deter us from our goals. That’s because we get wrapped up in the negative what-ifs. That’s not balanced at all my friend. For every negative possibility, there’s a positive one. Next time you have a goal and you’re concerned about the what-ifs, make a list. Put the negative outcomes on the left and the positive outcomes on the right. After you’re done, think about whether or not those positive outcomes outweigh the negative ones.Making a list of positive and negative what-ifs can help you overcome your insecurities. Click To Tweet
Hopefully these tips have been helpful and you can now let go of your insecurities and own them! What are some things you’re insecure about that these practices can help with? Comment below!