In this episode of the podcast, Alex workshops her goals for 2020 and shares her proven strategies for managing self doubt. Doubt can in fact be a fabulous way of helping you assess the merits of an opportunity but when you cant work through it and it prevents you from moving forward then that’s when it becomes a problem.
Mid life is a funny time Your kids are getting older and there is finally some time to think! Many of us inevitably start questioning our purpose and embark on a journey of soul-searching as we consider what’s next. And it’s no surprise that self-doubt can start to creep in during this period of transition.
Now self-doubt can be a useful tool when we are trying to assess an opportunity or decide whether we should move forward with a new challenge however if it prevents us from achieving our potential and disables us, then that’s when it becomes a real problem.
During this episode, Alex shares how a big dose of self-doubt delayed the launch of The Grown-Up Girls podcast by over 6 months! She also shares how she was able to move forward. remove the roadblock that her self-doubt had become and finally start kicking goals.
Here are Alex’s 5 proven strategies for managing self-doubt.
- Accept that doubting yourself is normal. It is a normal human response to a new or unfamiliar situation or opportunity. So recognise this and don’t think it’s unique just to you.
- Don’t compare yourself to others. This can be so intimidating and disabling. Rather, be inspired by the stories of others but accept that you are on your own journey.
- Practice self compassion. Be kind to yourself, just as you wold be to a good friend. Don’t be hard on yourself. Practice self-care and be supportive of yourself.
- Surround yourself with people who support you and who have successfully worked through their own self-doubt.
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In this episode, Alex also shares a great recipe for Vegetable Fritters which is extremely popular with her extensive male tribe of non-vegetable lovers. Click here to view the recipe.