Stop doing this one thing and do this instead


It is so easy to get wrapped up in our heads and lead with logic and then wonder why we are so frustrated about everything.

When we make decisions with our head instead of our gut and heart we are often misled and manipulated into things that aren’t real.

Self-doubt is an evil bugger that keeps you stuck and going around in circles, always questioning yourself instead of taking charge of what you feel intuitive.

There are many times in my life where my gut and heart told me which way to go, but I began doubting my own ability to achieve my dreams and goals. When we stop believing in ourselves, we give away power and feel like we are no longer in control.

I had been quite stuck in my business because I was being led by a different force rather than listening to what I know to totally be true for me and struggled to stay in alignment. Until I had a conversation with some amazing women and just like that I started to get more inspiration and feel like that I am on the right path for me and that I just need to listen to my intuition – and my heart of course.

Isn’t it time that you put self-doubt to rest and start believing in yourself?

When self-doubt shows its face, do some of the following:

Acknowledge and identify your self-doubt

Journal, meditate or sit with a cup of tea (or coffee in my case) and just be and see what comes up for you. You can’t change anything until you acknowledge something needs to change.

Talk to a friend or a group of friends

It’s amazing what a conversation can do for you because you are able to speak freely about your worries, doubts, and fears and gain some new perspective.

Review your achievements

Look how far you’ve come in life already. You didn’t get here by doubting yourself. True not all decisions may have been the best, but guaranteed you learned something and well you are here because something shifted and you did for a moment listen to your intuition.

Ask yourself and then pay attention

Ask yourself on what you are feeling or what you should do about a situation or dream. Then pay attention what comes up immediately before entering your headspace. Trust yourself because you have all the answers you need.

Be creative and allow the flow

Take some time to journal, dance, paint to just allow the moment. Journaling can help you really identify and support your intuition when you free write. No judgments allowed. Just allow whatever creativity you choose to flow naturally.

And when your logic tries to enter your head, just reevaluate what your intuition just told you and know that your gut feeling is dead on!

Petra is a coach and mentor for creatives, rebels and dreamers who are ready to find the courage to forge their own path because life is too short to feed the fear.

She’s the founder of the Rebel Soul Connection, a community for creatives, rebels, and dreamers to take action with tools, resources, support, and accountability.

2 comments

  1. These are all fantastic tips, but my favorite would have to be ‘Ask yourself and then pay attention’. That has helped me in many important decisions. Our minds often have things to tell us, but we shut them out. If you hear what our initial thought/instinct is, that can lead to a path that will result in a plan for what to do next. Great post!

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