Staying true to who you are and what you value requires building a sense of self-trust. At its core, trusting yourself means knowing you can identify your wants and needs and take care of your own safety. Building trust in yourself is important because it boosts your ability to treat yourself with love and compassion, and model that behavior for others to treat you the same way.
Here are some tips on how to learn to trust yourself:
Be honest with yourself
This means being honest about your thoughts, feelings, and desires. It also means being honest about your strengths and weaknesses. When you are honest with yourself, you are more likely to trust yourself.
Be kind to yourself
This means accepting yourself for who you are, flaws and all. It also means forgiving yourself for your mistakes. When you are kind to yourself, you are more likely to trust yourself.
Listen to your intuition
Your intuition is your gut feeling. It is often the first thing that tells you something is wrong or right. When you listen to your intuition, you are more likely to trust yourself.
This means stepping outside of your comfort zone and trying new things. When you take risks, you learn more about yourself and your capabilities. This can help you to trust yourself more.
Take care of yourself
Practice eating when you’re hungry, sleeping when you’re tired, slowing down when you’re stressed, and resting when you’re sick. Give yourself time for activities that make you feel good, anything from taking a long bath to going for a walk in the park.
Seek help when you need it
There is no shame in asking for help when you need it. In fact, it can be a sign of strength. When you seek help, you are more likely to trust yourself because you are acknowledging that you don't have all the answers.
Learning to trust yourself takes time and effort, but it is worth it in order to live a life that is happier and more fulfilled. Therapy can be a great tool to support you in this process. We’re ready to help — click the button below to schedule a free phone consultation.