How To Boost Self-Trust

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How to boost self-trust is worth talking about because it’s the key component to everything in life. You see, we often talk about trusting others and trusting the process, but what about trusting ourselves?  The crazy thing is that we are taught to not trust ourselves from a young age and that breeds fear, doubt and low self confidence.

What is self trust?
Self-trust is defined as ‘reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, and surety of a person or thing; confidence’.  I believe, it’s really a mindset of knowing that we can deal with anything that comes our way.  It’s having the confidence to trust our judgement, decisions and intuition.
What gets in the way?

Let’s talk about two things that really get in the way – self sabotage and self abandonment.  The first one leads to the other, which means we deliberately destroy and damage ourselves and then give up all concern, which then results in lack of self-trust.  Both are powerful negative actions that go against self-trust making our lives unfulfilled.

We do this in our personal life and in our business/career life.  Often, we don’t even realize we’re doing this to ourselves, so awareness is key and then taking action to build self-trust is an ongoing process.  We often believe the stories we’ve told ourselves.  This holds us back from the life and success we desire.  And most of all, we don’t connect with our heart as often as we could.

How to boost self-trust?
There are many ways to boost self-trust, and let’s start here to get you on a path to living a confident and meaningful life, all on your terms.  The good thing is that you get to transform your own life going forward!
Take time for yourself.

This is where you focus on your intention and really getting into alignment with your core values.  I recommend you start each morning with a mindfulness meditation and then make yoga part of your day.  It’s about getting in touch with the real you and going deep into your heart.  Take time to journal and reflect on what you want.  Ask yourself questions, like: “what is my heart saying?” or “what am I really feeling?” and “how do I honour myself today?”  Bring self care into your weekly routine, you deserve it!

Cheer yourself on.
This is the hardest thing to do because we look to others for validation, appreciation and recognition, if it’s our partner in life, parents, a boss and even our kids. This is where a daily practice of cheering yourself on will build more confidence, ultimately boosting your self-trust.  I love journalling, affirmations & tapping (eft) to get deeper into my authentic purpose.  We all live with adversity, some more than others, but the key is to go through the phases of grief and then work on getting back on track with resiliency. You are so are worth it!
Avoid negative people.

Don’t let negative people into your life and especially those who shame and blame you.  And if you have to deal with them, create boundaries.  This will help you stand up for yourself so you can be in control of your own self esteem and self worth.  Build up a support system of friends and family who love you and will be there for you, so that you can get through the triggers and tough days.  We need each other and finding your tribe is one of the best ways to boost your self-trust.

Know yourself and love yourself for healthy self-trust!
I hope you found this helpful and most importantly, acknowledge your small wins and big wins too!  You are amazing and I know your life will transform when you boost your self-trust.  What do you do to build self-trust?  Please send me a message on Facebook.  I’d love to hear from you!

About the author 

Deborah MacDonald

After almost 25 years as an entrepreneur, I continue to grow my business, my passive income streams and my wealth. And now I mentor others on their wealth journeys by teaching them how to fund their own freedom lifestyle.

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