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You may have a challenging time trusting yourself. Don’t despair, you are not alone.

It is something that many people experience and find challenging to overcome. When you lose trust in others, you can also start to lose trust in yourself.

To help you overcome this problem, you need to focus on critical aspects of trust and use the key tips in this article to help boost your level of self-trust.

The first is to have faith in your accomplishments.

If you pass off your accomplishments as unimportant or fail to reinforce and remember them when you need to rely on them, they won’t be there to remind you of your strengths and encourage you when life seems to be getting you down. That is sure to interrupt and slow down the process of trusting yourself.

Build trust in your instincts.

You won’t always be right, but you will be more often than not, and you’ll also be training yourself to believe in and trust in them. An instinct is something you feel strongly about and does not come just from your experiences. They come from something internal that no one can honestly explain. They are a part of your inner voice that gives you information about what you should do when faced with challenges or situations you may not entirely understand. You need only listen. How often have you told yourself that you should have listened to your instincts?

You should learn (and practice) the ability to rely on other people.

If you open yourself to letting others into your life, you will become more trusting. Whether we like it or not, we need other people. You can’t know everything there is to know about every subject. Use the strengths of others to supplement what you know. It will take the burden away from you to do everything. That will help open the possibility to increase your self-trust.

Filter out negative information.

We’re all bombarded with this throughout our lives. It occurs daily in the news, at work, and, in many cases, at home. The more you practice focusing on positivity and set that intention for trusting yourself despite the negative input, the easier it will be to increase your level of self-trust. An excellent first step towards this goal is to avoid negative people. They work hard to try to bring you down, even if they don’t recognize the effect their negativity is having on others.

Trusting yourself sometimes requires a leap of faith. Take some chances. While you want to be smart regarding the risks of your choices, you don’t want to overanalyze every decision you make. If you do, you will never make any decisions, and you will stagnate. It’s true that not everything will work out the way you plan.

But you will only know if you try. The good news is when you are ready to try, many of your decisions will work for you, further increasing your level of self-trust and making it easier for you to keep on trying – and succeeding.

Affirmation to Help Increase Your Level of Self-Trust

Choose one or more of the following affirmations to help increase your level of self-trust. Repeat the affirmation out loud, several times a day. You can start your day with the affirmation, writing down your feelings and reactions to it in your journal, then repeat it when you feel you need it – at your morning break, before or after lunch, and in the mid-afternoon.

Continue this practice for 30 days and journal about your reactions and how the affirmation makes you feel. Track your level of self-trust, and feel free to adjust the language to fit your normal mode of speaking.

  1. I am growing and learning every day.
  2. I believe in myself, my knowledge, and my skills.
  3. I am confident in my abilities and my decisions.
  4. I can do anything I set my mind to.
  5. I have confidence in my intuition and in the messages I recieve from it.
  6. I trust and accept myself.
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About the Author Dianne Daniels

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and currently residing in Norwich, Connecticut, Dianne M. Daniels' mission is to empower women 50+ to Amplify their Self-Confidence, Deepen their Self-Knowledge, Inspire Creativity, and Glide into the next phase of their lives with the Power of Journaling, Affirmations, and Assessments.

You can learn how to use these time-tested, proven practices to create and manifest the life you want (and deserve) to live.

Dianne is an ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister with a Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry. She's an avid reader, a lover of old houses (she renovated an 1850s vintage Greek Revival home with her family) and has been journaling since the age of 9.

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