How to Build Self-Trust
Self-trust is the confidence and belief in your ability to make decisions and take actions that align with your goals, values, and desires. It involves relying on your instincts and intuition and believing you can handle challenges and setbacks.
If you’re like many people, you may struggle with self-trust. As a result, you may second-guess your decisions, doubt your abilities, or compare yourself to others. Unfortunately, these thoughts and behaviors can prevent you from reaching your full potential.
The good news is that self-trust is a skill that can be learned and developed. With time and effort, you can learn to trust yourself more and make decisions aligned with your desires.
Here are a few tips to help you build self-trust:
- Reconnect with yourself.
The first step to building self-trust is to reconnect with yourself. This means getting to know your own values, beliefs, and desires. It also means understanding your strengths and weaknesses. Once you have a good understanding of yourself, you can start to make decisions that are aligned with your true self.
- Practice self-compassion.
Everyone makes mistakes. It’s part of being human. When you make a mistake, don’t beat yourself up about it. Instead, practice self-compassion. This means being kind and understanding to yourself. It also means forgiving yourself for your mistakes.
- Set reasonable goals.
If you set unrealistic goals, you’re setting yourself up for failure. This can damage your self-trust. Instead, set reasonable goals that you can actually achieve. When you achieve your goals, it will boost your confidence and help you build self-trust.
- Take risks.
If you want to build self-trust, you need to take risks. This doesn’t mean doing something dangerous or reckless. It simply means stepping outside of your comfort zone and trying new things. When you take risks, you learn more about yourself and your abilities. This can help you build confidence and trust in yourself.
- Celebrate your successes.
When you achieve something, take the time to celebrate your success. This doesn’t mean going out and buying yourself a new car. It simply means acknowledging your accomplishment and feeling proud of yourself. Celebrating your wins will help you build self-trust and confidence.
Building self-trust takes time and effort. But it’s worth it. Trusting yourself makes you more likely to make decisions aligned with your true desires. You’re also more likely to take risks and achieve your goals. So, to build a better life, start by building self-trust.
Heyo! I’m Casey. I’ve got a Masters in Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling. As well as several flavors of neurodivergence. It’s my mission to help you integrate the lens of neurodivergence into your life in a way that allows you to grow and navigate change with confidence and intention.