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Break Free: 4 Tips for Overcoming Self Doubt

Are you struggling with self-doubt due to your OCD? If so, I want you to know that you’re not alone! In this article, I’m going to share with you four practical tips for overcoming self-doubt and reclaiming your power from OCD’s grip.

Let’s dive right in, shall we?

Tip 1:  Recognise the OCD Familiar Pattern

When you’re dealing with OCD, doubt can creep in and cause your anxiety to rise. You might feel like you need to perform a specific compulsion to alleviate that doubt temporarily. But here’s the thing: self-doubt is not a reflection of your abilities or the reality of the situation. It’s just part of the OCD struggle.

By acknowledging that doubt isn’t based on reality, you can start to reclaim your power from OCD’s grip. Recognising the familiar pattern of self-doubt, compulsion, and temporary relief is key to breaking free from OCD and staying in control of your life.

Tip 2: Embracing Imperfection

OCD often stems from a need for certainty and perfection. But the truth is, perfection is overrated, and life is messy. Embracing imperfection can be a huge game-changer when it comes to overcoming self-doubt.

Allowing yourself to make mistakes, learn from them and grow stronger is a powerful way to challenge that need for perfection. When you accept that life is full of uncertainties, you’re giving yourself more freedom. You let go of that constant need to control everything and open yourself up to new experiences and possibilities.

Tip 3: Stop Asking for Reassurance

It’s normal to seek reassurance when self-doubt strikes. But relying too much on others to validate our worth or decisions can lead to an endless cycle of seeking reassurance. The art of resisting reassurance seeking can help you develop more self-confidence and learn to tolerate uncertainty.

Start small. Challenge yourself to make decisions without seeking immediate validation from others. Take a leap of faith and trust your instincts. You can build resilience and keep self-doubt in check by practicing the art of resisting reassurance seeking.

Tip 4: Practise Self Compassion

Cultivating a supportive and nurturing attitude towards yourself is vital when dealing with self-doubt. Practicing self-compassion means being kind, understanding, and accepting of yourself, particularly during moments of self-doubt.

Celebrating even the smallest victories over OCD can help you counteract that inner critical voice and boost your confidence. With every step you take towards freedom from OCD, your confidence and self-belief will grow.

Last Words…

I hope that the four tips I shared with you in this article will help you overcome self-doubt and reclaim your power from OCD’s grip. Remember, self-doubt is not a reflection of your abilities or the reality of the situation. It’s just part of the OCD struggle, and you are not alone on this journey!

By recognising the OCD familiar pattern, embracing imperfection, stopping reassurance seeking, and practicing self-compassion, you can develop the tools you need to break free from self-doubt and live the life you deserve.

So, take these tips with you, and don’t be afraid to reach out for support from loved ones or experts when you need it. You are strong, capable, and resilient, and you can overcome self-doubt. Keep pushing forward, believe in yourself!

If you need further help in overcoming self doubt and OCD  – reach out to me to hear more about my 1-2-1 services where I can help you to transition from constant intrusive thoughts, time wasting compulsions and self doubt to a place of inner peace, empowerment and freedom from the disruptive condition. The link to book a discovery call with me is here: Book Call.

I’m a clinical hypnotherapist with over 15 years experience, and to date I have helped over 100 clients from Poole, Bournemouth, Southampton, Bath, London, Bristol, the United States, and as far afield as New Zealand in reaching their goals. Regardless of where you reside, I am fully equipped to assist you in the same manner so do get in touch if you need my hypnosis help too. Here is the link to my website www.alexsaxton.com and here is the link to my calendar if you would like to book a consultation www.alexsaxtoncalendar.as.me

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