Have you ever had an experience where you acted upon someone else’s advice but only later realized that you should have listened to yourself? Well, it has happened to me a lot. I struggled with self-doubt for a long time and I’d never listen to myself.
I would always do what others would ask me to do completely ignoring my gut feeling. However, after some tough falls, I understood the importance of listening to yourself. Ever since I’ve never doubted myself, I allow myself to make a mistake but blindly follow someone else’s lead.
I’m sure I’m not the only one who failed to understand the importance of listening to yourself. Today, we are going to address the issue in this article. Let’s look at the importance of listening to yourself and how to start listening to yourself more…
Why Listening To Yourself Is Important?
Listening to yourself and trusting your instinct is very important if you want to improve your quality of life. It is one of the main things that you need if you want to be happier in life. It helps you maintain mental peace and make you a better person.
Have you ever wondered why you don’t listen to yourself? Well, I struggled with self-doubt however there are quite a few things that can make you not listen to yourself. Self-doubt and insecurities top that list.
Here are some other reasons why you don’t listen to yourself;
You lack confidence
You’re ignorant about your needs, wants, opinions, thoughts, etc.
You lack self-respect
You are a people pleaser
You succumb to peer pressure easily
Now, when you start listening to yourself, most of these issues can be solved. Listening to yourself can boost your confidence, make you more self-aware, helps you gain self-respect, you can put your opinions out in the open without any fear, etc.
Want to know how you can solve this problem?
How To Listen To Yourself?
Now that you know how important it is to listen to yourself, I’m sure you are looking for ways to start listening to yourself. We are here to help you with just that. You can’t simply switch to start listening to yourself. It requires you to put in some effort and strategize this shift.
Here’s how you can start listening to yourself;
1. Get rid of negative self-talk:
when you constantly have negative thoughts about yourself and doubt every decision you make. It kills your confidence, making you follow others’ footsteps. Once the negative self-talk is eliminated, you can trust yourself and listen to yourself more.
2. Know your strengths and weaknesses:
it is very important to know yourself better. When you know what you’re strong at and make a confident decision depending on your strengths and weaknesses. When you know yourself better, listening to you becomes easy.
3. Have some self-compassion:
showing yourself some love and kindness is very helpful. When you’re kind to yourself you allow yourself to make mistakes and don’t be afraid of listening to yourself.
4. Try mindfulness or meditation:
engaging in activities that help your mind relax and increase self-awareness can benefit you in many ways including following your gut feeling and listening to yourself.
5. Trust yourself:
self-doubt will keep making things more and more difficult for you. You need to start trusting yourself so that listening to yourself becomes a lot easier. When you believe in yourself, the universe starts believing in you too.
you need to accept yourself the way you are. You should know yourself and accept all your shortcomings because it helps you make better decisions in life. In fact, self-acceptance can encourage listening to yourself more.
7. Journal your thoughts:
journaling can help you explore your thoughts and feelings and keep a track of how you felt when you didn’t listen to yourself. Journaling every experience can help you realize how important it is to listen to yourself.
That’s All Folks!
I hope you found this article about the importance of listening to yourself and how to start listening to yourself helpful, informative, and thought-provoking. Do share this blog with your friends and family so that we all understand how important it is to follow your heart and never give in to self-doubt.
Thanks for reading.
Take care and stay safe.