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5 Daily Habits To Crush Self-Doubt

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Just a few months ago I felt like my life was in a rut and I was just coasting by. I decided to put action to the thoughts which had raced through my mind for a year. I made a list of changes I wanted to make in my life. I've been working since then to make those things happen for myself.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

One of my biggest hindrances was (and still is), self doubt. My Impostor Syndrome works overtime ya'll.We all have feelings of uncertainty that arise in our lives when we make decisions. Self doubt can prevent you from reaching your greatest potential and land you in a space of self-sabotage. Here’s 5 Daily Dos to help you fend off those feelings of uncertainty. Be forewarned, this is not a quick fix. It’s something you have to work at regularly until it becomes second nature.


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Your Destiny Is Your Own. This is top dog super important numero uno on the list because it is the most important. Here the sitch, people only tend to show you the bestest (yes I know, that’s not a real word….just go with it ok?!) people tend to show you the bestest, most awesome and fabulous parts of themselves or their lives. Very seldom do you see the struggles that are happening internally or behind the scenes. You’re also not seeing what it took to get to what can be perceived as their “level of success”. Stop trying to live other people’s lives and live your own. What’s for them is for them and your destiny is your own. If you’re willing to put in the work, you can achieve your standard of success.


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You Have Something to Offer.  I've realized we all have something of value to offer even if we think we don't "know enough" about XYZ. Being YOU is your super power! We all have a unique set of experiences in life and what we learn and how we grow from those experiences gives us a unique viewpoint that no one else has. This is your offering to the world. Don’t take for granted what you know and what you can share to help someone else.

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Get Over Temporary Roadblocks. Can you think of a time in your life where you felt like whatever was happening to you then  was the worstest (yes I know, that’s not a real word….again, just go with it ok?!) most awful thing ever but, when you today think back at that time…. you feel like you seriously overreacted? Is it almost comical how foolishly you reacted? I can tell you, I’ve definitely been there. The point is, that was a temporary situation that you got past and moved on. Don’t let your past dictate what you can achieve in the future.You live and you learn, that’s the game of life. Excellence is the gradual result of always pushing to do better.

strive and struggle precede success,

even in the dictionary.”

-Sarah Ban Breathnach

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Yay for Today. Celebrate small wins. Don’t beat yourself up over not being able to achieve something the first time around. You have to crawl before you can walk. If you finished step 1 and step 2 but, couldn’t quite get through step 3, that’s still an accomplishment worth celebrating. Celebrating your small wins makes you feel good about yourself. You tend to appreciate a little bit more, what you had to work just a little bit harder for.

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Surround Yourself With Positivity. It’s no secret that you need to keep a circle of positive encouraging people in your corner. In addition,  listen to encouraging people via podcasts or other online platforms. This helps you see that you are not alone in your feelings and can help  you see light at the end of the tunnel by seeing someone who’s been where you’re trying to go.

Have you ever doubted yourself or your ability to achieve your goals? How did you overcome it?


Living In a Rut to Living Your Best Life

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Is your life unfulfilled? Are you coasting?

is there something you want to do to get out of this rut but, not exactly sure what that is?

Well guess what, we’re in the same boat. I’ve felt this way for a while but hadn’t buckled down and decided to make a change until recently.

I then had to ask myself:

  • how do I make this change?

  • How can I start improving my life?

  • What is my definition of success?

Success is something that each individual person has to decide for themselves. It’s not the same for everyone. Success is not always financial although that’s what most often comes to mind when we think of success. We can strive for success in any area of our lives.

Success is having achieved or accomplished an aim or objective.

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Make a list of things or situations you want to change. Putting these things out into the universe is a way to hold yourself accountable to make these things happen. I’m letting whoever reads this blog know what I want to do and how I hope to do it. If you’re reading this and you want to join me, lets get to it.

Here’s what I want to improve:

· Knowledge

· Self-Doubt

· Productivity at Home

· Get Social

· Finances

Did you make a list too? What’s on yours?

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Now break down exactly what you want to see improved in each category. Here’s mine.

Knowledge. I just want to learn new things and new skills. Anything from skills that can enrich my knowledge at work areas to even learning more about social media. I am not great at social media. I have general knowledge of it but, I only know how to do the basics. Let me let you in on a secret, I’ve never had a Facebook. I am practically clueless on how it works. I’m sure it’s because I don’t make an effort to learn how to use it. This is just one example of how I want to increase my knowledge and broaden my perspective.

Self-Doubt. Are you notorious for getting in your own way? Me too. Have you ever thought to yourself when confronted with uncharted territory:

  • Do I know what I’m doing?

  • Can I do this?

This is literally how I feel right now while trying to blog. Do I know how to start a blog? I definitely want to get away from this habit. It can surely be a hindrance.

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Productivity at Home. This is open ended. We might have several areas at home that we want to increase our productivity. I am proud of myself because I’ve made strides in this area in regards to getting good meals on the table for my family. Here’s the sitch, I do not like to cook. If I didn’t have a family, I would probably never cook. I had been guilty for a long time of taking the “heat and serve” route and eating out. Not that there’s anything wrong with that…. in moderation. It’s not that I don’t know how to cook, I’m no Betty Crocker but, I can prepare a tasty dish. I just don’t like cooking especially when I come home from work. I want something easy peasy. I‘ll discuss in a future blog post how I’m getting past this obstacle. So, maybe you want to be more productive with your housework… cleaning or doing laundry or whatever it is. I’m sure it can be done even for those of us who dread it the most.

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Get Social. I like to think of myself as an introverted extrovert. I am truly the type of person who is reserved until I know you. Once I’m familiar with a person or situation, I’m very social. I admittedly don’t make an effort to get out of my comfort zone and hop into new social situations. I like to go for what I know. I’m not a fly by the seat of my pants kind of girl. Hence, why I believe I don’t know much about social media. In my mind, anyone who I truly want to connect with, is someone I should probably know outside of social media. Like we talk or text each other. Not just communicate online. I do understand however, that you can often meet new people online that you can connect with offline. I think this one, along with combating self-doubt will be the most challenging for me.

Finances. In a nutshell, I want to rid myself of consumer debt and create other streams of income besides my traditional 9-5. This is currently a work in progress for me. Financial success is last on my list because, I’m thinking if I conquer the others it may lead me on a path to improvement in this area.

There it is. I’ve written it down. I’ve put it out there. I feel anxious now because I must be accountable for these things since I’ve just told everyone. Lets move forward to learn and grow together.

How will you start improving your life?