Insecurity is one of those monsters that face down the best of us. Even those who may seem completely confident on the surface are often internally distraught with feelings of insecurity, which is why getting rid of it is important for one’s mental health. But how does one get rid of insecurity, especially as the kind of thought processes that give birth to it are insidious?
The first step to getting rid of insecurity is to stop comparing oneself to others. As soon as you start comparing yourself to other people you will start feeling yourself to be flawed and other people to be better than you. It doesn’t matter how much you might have achieved – the mere act of comparing is what makes you insecure. So nab the habit in the bud – stop comparing.
Another thing you can do to get rid of insecurity is to write down and focus on the positive aspects of your life. People are by nature more keen to dwell on their misfortunes and the negative things in their life; but by doing so you set yourself to feeling bad about yourself. That’s why you should take time out to be grateful about the many things that are going right in your life. There might be several things going wrong but you should ignore those and focus on the good aspects.
Finally, true confidence is born from belief in yourself. If you’re able to truly believe in your abilities and the fact that you deserve the best in life, then you won’t feel insecure when you go on to work hard and achieve those things. So make it a habit to feel good about yourself, stop comparing and truly believe in your abilities. The positive change will be surely remarkable.