When self-doubt creeps in
"A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not on the branch but on its own wings."
Self-doubt is something I’ve battled with most of my life and because of my long history of #mentalillness, my lack of self-confidence was even more magnified. And I’ll be honest, late last year, self-doubt became a menace to my existence, day in and day out….
And owning a small business brings a different light into this issue for me. It’s a constant struggle. I have good days and bad days. Many days the fear, the anxiety and all the worries arise, other days, it feels like I can conquer the world. But I have been learning more about myself these last 6 months and I am continuing to make time for myself to grow and get better.
You know what has helped me the most? Believe it or not, it’s self-care. It’s played a big role in helping me stay positive and move forward. And I’m realizing more and more, it’s essentially self-love. Because it is through the moments when I make time to really care for myself, that I grow and enhance my self-awareness. It is through #selfcare, that I am able to rest my body, listen to my thoughts, feel and take advice from my heart. At the end of the day, when my mind is filled with thousands of racing thoughts and I doubt myself, I take notice to what my heart truly wants and I go with that. Now, it may not always be the best way to go, but I trust my heart and so far, it’s taken me this far and I keep on going.
If self-doubt is something you battle with, trust me, you are not the only one. You know who you are, regardless of what others may say. And let me remind you that your struggles and your illness do not define who you are. Believe in yourself. Trust yourself and give yourself grace. Trust your wings and more importantly, trust your heart because, it can never do you wrong.