Overcoming Self Doubt and Negativity

Overcoming Self Doubt and Negativity
by Jesse L. Leyva, Outlaw Fit Camp 940.497.6002

by Jesse L. Leyva, Outlaw Fit Camp 940.497.6002

“A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes.” – Ghandi

The world has come together in raising awareness for the month of October towards Bullying. We thought it would be a great topic to touch on as most of us have experienced some form of bullying in our lifetime. Bullying comes in all forms, including isolation, negative comments, intimidation and peer pressure. Without realizing it, sometimes it is our own voice that is our worst enemy or bully. Negative thoughts and self doubt are detrimental to not only your growth but every aspect of your life. Those thoughts can prevent you from happiness, freedom and life experience. When you or someone else tells you that you “can’t” do something,” “you’re not capable” or “it’s impossible” those harsh words leave you believing that it’s true. It’s time to look self doubt and bullying in the eye and realize that the fear it causes is not real and know that FEAR stands for Forget Everything And Run.

We’ve put together a list of 3 things to incorporate into your life today in dealing with self doubt and negativity. If it’s an non-supportive friend, family member or yourself delivering negativity it’s time to deal with it head on and begin to believe in yourself and what you are capable of.

Begin each day with a positive message:

In today’s world there’s plenty of negativity to go around. We see it on the news, in public — almost everywhere we turn it’s there. Our suggestion is to find your inner peace by starting the day with words of affirmation. Find a author or speaker you like to listen to, look up quotes or anything that helps to begin the day on a positive note. Also, put rules in place on how you will talk to yourself, or accept to be treated by others. Stop saying things like “I Can’t”, “impossible” or “I’m not deserving” and start believing in your capabilities. Think “I’ll try” or “I’ll learn”. Begin to distance yourself from those who do anything but lift you up, or don’t value you.

You deserve greatness, start to believe it:

Stop being a victim. Are you a worrier or a warrior? It’s time to stop letting the words of others sink in so deep that they cause pain. Begin believing in yourself so much that those words roll off your back. Don’t allow yourself to believe anything other than you are deserving of greatness and will not accept anything that makes you feel less than that. Don’t overthink things and or dwell. After all, you cannot change the things you can’t control.

Uplift:

What are you doing to make yourself happy? Exercise has been proven to increase serotonin, a neurotransmitter which affects mood, sexual desire, appetite, sleep, memory and learning. Also balance hormones as well. Did you know that increasing your cardio and improving your endurance will not only help with the above but also is a great way to meditate. Try to find 20-30 minutes of quiet time and hear your thoughts, break away from the busyness of life for a few moments to check in with yourself. Do things that make you feel great and make sure to do them often, consistently.

Reducing the stress in your life is easier said than done, but if you don’t make a change, many of the things that weigh you down overshadow the voice of reason. Begin to think of ways you can eliminate unimportant things and become consistent with others. Wake up a bit earlier to get in a positive message or quiet time to focus on your mindset. Begin to exercise regularly and consistently to reap the benefits towards your health. Life with structure & organization helps keep chaos away. Always remember you are deserving of all good things.


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