Starting to Untangle from Self-Doubt

Welcome to Day 2 of the Untangling Draining Habits challenge. Day 1 – Starting to Untangle from Overcommitment is here if you missed it. Over the 7 days, we are bringing awareness to different habits that cause undue stress or anxiety in our lives. At the end of the each post, we share with you one simple step you can take to start to breakup with the draining habit.

Today we are going to focus on the habit of self-doubt.

Draining Habit #2: Self-Doubt

Self-doubt is “the feeling of not having confidence in yourself or your abilities.” – Macmillan Dictionary. There are many feelings associated with self-doubt, however there are also behaviours. Some behaviours linked to self-doubt include procrastination, overworking and not speaking up with your ideas.

Self-doubt is a habit that many of us are challenged with. It can effect your relationships, work, health as well as your dreams.

There are many ways to transform self-doubt, however I am going to share one, and that is…

Stop comparing yourself to others.

There is only one YOU! Yes, you are YOU’nique! So, stop comparing yourself to other people. Dr Brené Brown says, “stay in your own lane”.


Challenge: Starting to Untangle from Self-Doubt –

As you are going through life today, notice when you are comparing yourself to other people. When you notice the comparisons, write them down (e.g. who and what you are comparing yourself to). At the end of the day, reflect on the comparisons and check to see if they are true. Hint – if you think they are true, dig a litter deeper 🙂


Feel free to share any questions and insights in the comments section below.


If you are ready to take yourself on the adventure of getting to know yourself (your true self), why not join the Toolkit? A place where I share tools, inspiration and ideas to live a courageous and openhearted life.

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