Exact Tools to Beat the 3 Most Common Insecurities
Despite your accomplishments, you may often find yourself lacking self-confidence and filled with self-doubt. You may feel that your partner will inevitably leave you because you do not deserve to be loved. You may even stay home instead of venturing out due to the fear that you have nothing or very little to offer. Although many factors cause insecurities, some are more common. Below are three of the most common insecurities and how to cope with them.
1. Insecurity due to recent failure or rejection
Recent events in your life can affect your mood and how you feel about yourself. Research suggests that termination of relationships is the biggest cause of unhappiness, followed by spousal death, loss of jobs, and negative health events. About 40% of your “happiness quotient” is a direct result of recent life events.
Rejection usually causes you to view both yourself and others in a more negative manner, at least for a while. Experiences such as the loss of your job activate old, negative beliefs and feelings about your worth. Although people with an existing low self-esteem are more reactive to failure, understanding that it is a nearly ubiquitous experience might help. Despite setbacks, perseverance often leads to eventual successes, which inevitably raises self-esteem.
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Below are some tools you can use to overcome insecurities caused by failure or rejection.
• Allow yourself some healing time while adapting to the new normal.
• Venture out and engage with life by following your interests.
• For some comfort and distraction, reach out to family and friends.
• Obtain feedback only from the most trustworthy people.
• Practice perseverance and keep trying for your goals.
• Be open to different strategies if necessary.
2. Lack of confidence due to social anxiety
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