Stomp Out Self-Doubt!

Cute pic despite the grammatical errors.

Lately I’ve been a ball of self-doubt. Am I a good mother? Do I spend too much time checking my iPhone? Will I ever be financially successful? Why can’t I manage to keep it together as well as she does?

I’ve spent way too many hours letting my insecurities get the best of me, which is kind of jarring because I used to be a fairly confident person. Sure, I used to compare myself to other people, but that was mostly to stay at the top of my game both personally and professionally. At the end of the day, I was always happy being me. And while I’m still content with who I am, my self-doubt hits hardest when I think about where I’m going (or not going!).

I’m admitting this personality weakness because it’s time to change my mindset. My friend Rachel, who is always chock-full of wisdom, said something to me recently that really hit home:

“It’s okay to yearn for things in the future, but remember that you’re enough for today.”

This mantra is today’s crankiness crusher–and it’s something that I’ll repeat over and over again until I believe it.

Remember to draw strength from your friends and family when you’re feeling vulnerable and less-than-perfect. Silence the person inside your head who is telling you that you’re not enough. Stop judging yourself on some kind of impossible standards that only you are using. Stomp out your self-doubt and you’ll watch yourself flourish (at least that’s what I keep on telling myself!).

~Tara

xoxo

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