Why Trusting Yourself is Essential for Living Your Best Life

We live in a society where we tend to look to others for guidance. We think other’s know best. They might have the credentials that lead us to believe so, or they are a person in an authority position in our lives, perhaps someone you admire and look up to. We read books, listen to podcasts, watch YouTube videos, as tools to navigate our lives. But one voice we tend to ignore is our own. The world is a rather noisy place, full of opinions, truths, half truths, flat out lies, mixed messages, manipulation, pressure to be like everyone else.  This noise can be so loud that you can’t even hear yourself think. We have to drown out those other influences and go within and listen to our inner guidance.

Lack of trust in ourselves to make the right choices for our lives can lead us to making fear based decisions. Fear is the opposite of faith. Fear leads to limited places. Faith on the other hand leads to increasing opportunities. Fear is limiting. Faith is limitless. Having faith is somewhat an elusive term. It can feel like a careless, irresponsible, attempt to move forward. Let’s change the word faith to self trust & interchange it with intuition. When you can tune into your inner guidance and intuition, life begins to flow smoother and more doors begin to open. Since fear is limiting, it can shut down our vision. However, following your inner guidance and intuition can lead you to opportunities you never knew existed.

More likely than not you have heard your intuition trying to guide you, but it’s so gentle that it’s dismissed as a mere random thought. In my life experience my intuition has nudged me, when I have ignored it, I dearly paid the consequences for doing so. It took a few hard knocks to finally get it, my intuition is spot on. You don’t necessarily have to learn the hard way as I did. You in fact can simply begin to learn to trust yourself and your intuition. I believe that trusting yourself is essential for living your best life. I’ll say that again, essential for living your BEST life. Sure, you can live life never trusting yourself or inner guidance, but imagine if you did? Had I listened to mine early on, I wouldn’t have missed opportunities or have gotten myself into situations, or relationships that threw my life off course.

Women With Gifts Guest Blog Part 2

Four Ways to Start Trusting Yourself Today.

1. Today, start believing that you are the authority on, you. You know what you like, dislike, what you believe or don’t, what feels good to you, what doesn’t, what makes you light up, or what makes you dim. By believing you know, you, better than anyone else, it opens up your inner guidance to be heard.

2. Pay attention to that inner voice. It’s the thoughts or feelings that arise, often very fleeting, but catches your attention. In the past, I have excused my inner voice away by analyzing it to death; where it came from and how logical was it? Ignoring my inner voice has led me to some dark times in my life. So, listen to the thoughts and feeling that arise from within you. Trust it this time, then trust it the next time, and the next time. Eventually, it’ll become a habit.

3. Meditate. Take time to be with yourself. Away from the noise. Even if it is 5 minutes a day. Get to know your inner-self. Listen to your inner dialog. So often we are distracted by constant stimulation. Especially in the era of smart phones. We have noise on 24/7. So take time to be with yourself.

4. Put yourself first. When you know in your heart what is best for you, don’t second guess it. Don’t dismiss it because you’re afraid someone else will disapprove, or would rather you do it their way. Your job isn’t to make everyone else happy. Your job is to live your best life & live your soul’s purpose.

Your inner guidance is your personal GPS. When you connect inward with yourself, trust yourself, and follow your intuition, life begins to flow and you experience less detours. Can you think of a time you dismissed your intuition? What situations did you end up in? Exactly. Show up for yourself, like you would a friend. Listen to yourself like you would someone with credentials. Extend the same trust in yourself as you would for a good friend.

Buddha said, “You yourself, as much as anyone in the universe deserve your love and affection.” I’m going to change it just a little bit. You yourself, as much as anyone else in the universe deserve your honor & trust.

To show up for yourself, in trust, is a way to honor who you are. Self trust allows us to take ownership of our life’s journey, and create the best life we can possibly live. Don’t play it small by doubting yourself, living in fear, or trusting what others say about your life. You are in fact the only expert on you. Remember that. {Tweet This}

Please also read Nicole’s latest| Could Stress Be the Cause of your Chronic Pain, Fatigue, Illness, and Skin Issues?

 

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Women With Gifts Guest Blogger

Nicole Dionne is a Holistic Aesthetician, Brow Designer, and Makeup Artist. She has been in the beauty industry for nearly 20 years. She is 41 years old, mother of four, a yogi, reiki master, vegetarian, lady boss, and beauty blogger.  Nicole loves to inspire women to look and feel their best. She believes an empowered woman is capable of fulfilling her life’s purpose. Inspiring that empowerment in others, through beauty, is her passion. 

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6 thoughts on “Guest Blog|Why Trusting Yourself is Essential for Living Your Best Life

  1. People don’t talk about this enough, about trusting yourself. But it’s something that needs to be said. So many people are caught up in doubts and insecurity, thank you for pointing this out.

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