How To Fix Insecurity
Just one comment, remark or joke by somebody can spark insecurity and make you feel anxious and uncertain about yourself. It leaves you scratching your head wondering why in the world a set of words make you feel so unconfident. The feeling may last a couple of minutes or the entire day!
Self-doubt is a very uncomfortable feeling that can sometimes paralyze the quality of your day, like a virus affecting your computer. This tends to happen when you are careless or do not have an antivirus software running; in this case, a confident personality and thick skin.
The reason why certain comments can be triggers for feeling insecure is because they shake up our unconscious mind which contains repressed feelings and wishes. As a reminder, our unconscious mind is active 24/7. When it detects a set of words or emotions from somebody else, it may react very sensitively depending on the material.
If your unconscious mind is uncomfortable with the material, it pulls certain strings to make you feel insecure; like a wake up call. Insecurity can be good or bad. It’s good when the material that makes you feel insecure is related to improving yourself and making a critical and important change in your life.
It’s bad when the material that makes you feel insecure is not that important, yet you still become paralyzed. In this case, you have to learn how to shake off the insecurity virus by recovering quicker or preventing it from affecting you in the future. The way to fix insecurity is to fully experience it when it kicks in rather than fighting it.
Don’t ignore your insecurity. Instead, digest it no matter how uncomfortable the feeling, while maintaining strength. It’s almost contradictory to maintain strength and feel insecure at the same time, but it’s doable. The objective is to analyze why you’re feeling insecure without allowing it to affect you on a deeper level and paralyzing the rest of your day.
No matter how strong and successful you are, you will always experience the insecurity virus from time to time. But it’s how you handle it which determines your character and quality of life.
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