When you believe in yourself you are willing to express your opinion, have a go at things and you trust you will find a way to solve problems. It's important to believe in yourself but sometimes it can be difficult. It can be hard to say, 'I believe in me' when life seems full of obstacles and you feel overwhelmed.
What are the benefits of saying 'I believe in me'? When you believe in yourself -
you accept yourself as you are
you can deal better with life's challenges
you feel you have the right to express your own opinion and be listened to
you feel okay about doing what feels right for you at a particular time
you don't feel a need to put others down in order to boost yourself
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Why can it be so hard to say, 'I believe in me'? There are numerous reasons it can be hard to believe in yourself including -
If you usually believe in yourself but haven't for a while now, you may ask why If you can usually say 'I believe in myself' but lately things have changed it could be due to one or more of the following -
being under extreme stress due to the death of a loved one, losing a job, relationship breakdown etc
extreme tiredness. When one is really tired and drained of energy it can be hard to keep going.
not looking after your health. If you aren't eating properly or aren't taking care of your physical well being in other ways, this can have a negative impact on you emotionally.
perhaps you have started hanging out with people who criticise and make you feel bad about yourself
What can you do to help yourself say, 'I believe in me'? To increase your self belief you could -