Reminders by J: Trust Yourself.

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“Think for yourself. Trust your own intuition. Another’s mind isn’t walking your journey, you are.”

One of the things that I am still learning is to trust myself more. I believe that all the answers are within us. The more connected you are with yourself the easier it is for you to have access to answers. It does seem silly that we can even be disconnected from our own selves, but somehow it happens. I think the world outside can be so stimulating and simply so very REAL to us that we connect so much to it, and start to disconnect from ourselves. I’m not saying the world and what goes on beyond us isn’t real, but even between ourselves and the world there needs to be balance. You can’t be fully focused on everything around you and neglect yourself, your soul, your being, but at the same time, you can’t be fully focused on yourself and neglect the world around you. You must find and maintain balance between the two.

DISCLAIMER: I do not suggest you neglect everything and everyone around you. Nor do I suggest disregarding information outside of you. I am simply suggesting balance.

Why it’s important:

Trusting yourself sets a foundation for self connection, growth and development. Ultimately, the more you trust yourself, the easier you will find it to know what is right for you. The more you are in tune with that, the better choices you will make moving forward in your life. See, when you trust yourself you are essentially listening to your gut, your intuition, your inner knowing, or your higher self. Therefore you are more in tune and more connected with yourself. This means that whenever something comes up in your life that needs a decision to be made from your end, you will be able to make the right one for you. After all, nobody knows what is best for you more than you.

How to do it:

  • Connect – I think before there can be trust, there must be connection. The first step is to connect with yourself, this means listening to, talking to and understanding yourself. The same way that we can be in touch with our bodies through for example movement or exercise, we can be in touch with our inner selves through listening to our thoughts, understanding ourselves and so on.
  • Love – Once we have established a connection with ourselves, we must love ourselves. Love and trust go hand-in-hand. Without self love, it is extremely difficult to have self trust. Through connection to yourself, you will be more understanding and therefore loving towards yourself. On a different note, if you love yourself, you will want what is best for yourself, and consequently you will want to trust yourself more.
  • Believe – Drill into yourself the belief that you are the captain of the ship of your life. You are riding the waves every day, and you ultimately know what is best for yourself, because no one else on the ship has the exact view of the journey ahead that you have. No one has lived your life. If they had, then it wouldn’t be your life. Therefore you know more about your life than anyone else, and through knowing that, it is just commonsense that you should trust yourself first.
  • Document – Write down the many times that you listened to yourself and things worked out. Also write down the times that you did what other people told you to do, and you dismissed the voice inside yourself that was telling you to go the other way, and things went south. This will work as proof through experience to help you be able to listen and trust your gut whenever you aren’t sure what to do.

“We may meet so many people along this long road,

But it is of no use,

Until we finally meet ourselves.”

― Mimi Novic

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