This week’s post came in a time of need for me and I am sharing it with all of you. When I started to journal every morning as part of my monthly goals and I came to a very important conclusion. I need to learn my trust myself and I’m some of you feel the same.
Remember, you can use Weekend Inspiration discussions as journal prompts!
From insecurities, trauma, and other experiences we can develop a sense of doubt within ourselves. Often we project this as having trust issues and not trusting other people. For some of us this may be true, but I had to ask myself a tough question.
Is it that you do not trust them or is it that you do not trust your judgement?
There are people in my life that I can say I fully trust, yet I still have my guard up and I still jump to conclusions. I needed to look inward and ask myself why that is.
Before I dive more into this process I want to share with you the actual quote for this week:
Weekend Inspiration #3
Ask Yourself: Do I Trust Myself?
The first question to ask yourself when self-reflecting this matter is to determine if the issue lies within you trusting yourself.
I often blame myself for many situations I found myself involved in because “I cannot believe I didn’t know better”.
Have you felt like this before? Did you question your judgement?
How I know that I trust others and not myself is I find myself trusting someone fully, but often filled with doubt of “what if I’m wrong”.
This “being wrong” does not mean that they are not trustworthy people, it means that what if my judgement is off.
If you believe that you are like me and doubt yourself, think back on times where you felt fooled or your judgement was wrong.
You will find that there will be many instances where you did not “trust your gut” when you knew something was off. You will realize that there were red flags that you noticed, but you decided to give the person the benefit of the doubt.
You need to start giving yourself the benefit of the doubt.
Learn to Trust Yourself
After some self-reflecting you too will realize that there are situations you could of avoided or handled better if you trusted yourself.
Of course you’re going to make mistakes sometimes, but why is it you are willing to accept that others make mistakes, but not yourself?
A lot of your “bad judgement” moments are not even because you had bad judgement, they existed because you knew better, but doubted yourself.
Let me put it this way. It is better to trust yourself and fail than to fail because you did not trust yourself.
It is much worse when your self-doubt leads to bad judgement, if you trust yourself than you tried your best.
What We Are Going To Do
For the next few months I want you to trust yourself. I want you to listen to what your body is telling you and I want you to make judgement calls based on how you feel, not what that small voice in your head is telling you.
Sometimes you need to dig a little deeper to hear your true voice.
Keep a journal and pay attention to how situations change and what your life becomes when you trust yourself.
I will definitely have an update in a couple of months!
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