I have never been a person who believed in herself. I always thought that I was weak while others told me that I was strong and that I was crazy for not seeing my worth.
But no matter how much I wanted to trust them, I couldn’t. I couldn’t believe in myself enough to be the real me. I always pretended that I was someone else so people would like me.
But back then, I didn’t actually realize that it is better that people hate me for who I am instead of loving me for who I am not.
And in one moment, I decided to give myself a chance. After all, I gave second chances to people who didn’t deserve them so it was about time to give myself a shot.
And trust me, that was the best thing I have ever done for myself.
After starting to believe in myself, some amazing things started happening and I could finally find the purpose in my life and you can too.
1. You will boost your self-confidence
Once you start believing in yourself, everything will change for the better.
Your self-confidence will be higher because you will finally start believing that you can achieve your goals without anyone’s help.
You will realize that there is nothing that you can’t do if you try hard enough and that life will always smile at you if you smile at it.
2. You will feel free
When you don’t believe in yourself, you feel trapped in someone’s body and mind but you don’t feel that is you.
But once you realize you can enjoy life if you just start believing in yourself a little bit more, you will feel totally free.
Free from all the masks and from pretending that you are someone you are not just so others would like you.
3. You will know what you want out of your life
Once you start believing in yourself, you will know which direction you will go in your life.
You won’t wander around asking yourself whether the path you are following is the right one or not.
You will know what you want exactly from your life and you won’t stop until you get it.
4. You will have more respect for yourself
When you start believing in yourself, you will have a totally different outlook on life.
You will start appreciating and respecting yourself much more and you will realize you should have done that a long time ago.
You will see that there wasn’t any need not to believe in yourself because you are so damn amazing.
You will start a new chapter of your life and enjoy things you couldn’t before.
5. You won’t sweat the small stuff
When you start believing in yourself, you will be surer about the things that mean a lot to you.
You won’t be worried about all those things you were worried about before and you will start enjoying life like you should have done a long time ago.
You will finally realize that life is short and that you should spend it with positive vibes.
6. You will be so proud of yourself
If you didn’t believe in yourself for a long time it will be an amazing feeling when you finally start doing that.
You will be proud of yourself for your growth and your success.
You will think in a different way and there won’t be any obstacles in front of you because your faith in your capabilities will destroy all the prejudice.
7. You will be happier
People who believe in themselves are happy and that is a fact.
Just remember yourself back when you didn’t believe you could achieve the big things – you were depressed and you just wanted to be alone.
But when you start believing in yourself, you will realize that life can be beautiful if you give yourself a chance to be happy.
Christine is the author of ‘Staring Into The Eyes Of Anxiety And Depression’, a book that will change the way you fight anxiety and depression.