Mental illness can really sap the self belief right out of you. It’s easy to get lost and completely mired in feelings of worthlessness and become convinced that what we want out of life is never going to happen. This next guest post is from the lovely Karishma who blogs over at Gratisoul. Her post just oozes positivity as she shares a technique she values for finding belief in yourself and using the belief to pursue your goals.
Believe In Yourself
We give our 100% effort, keep on doing hard work, share our accomplishments and failures with our near and dear ones but the one thing that we forget to do is believe in ourselves.
We wonder why things don’t go a certain way, why some people don’t act according to our expectations, why despite all our efforts we do not accomplish what we desire.
These circumstances arise because instead of believing in ourselves we expect that belief to come from people and situations around us. We underestimate ourselves whenever things don’t go a certain way. Why do we do this to ourselves?
The answer is simple. Because it is easier to blame others for our mistakes rather than ourselves. Instead,start believing yourself and also stop expecting or blaming others for your actions. Whenever you want to achieve something try following this 3-principle rule –
- Ask– Whatever you want to do /achieve just declare to the universe with strong affirmation, like ordering at a restaurant. Example – I want this job, I want to lose weight, I want to become independent.
- Believe– After you have decided and declared what you want, believe that you will get it. Believe that you have received what you ordered. Like in the restaurant after you ordered what you want you are certain that your food will arrive. Similarly,believe that you will get what you want to have.
- Receive– The last step is receiving. Think about all the happy and positive emotions that you will experience after you have received what you ordered. Think of all those happy emotions NOW. Spread all those positive emotions around yourself asif you’ve already achieved what you wanted to.
By focusing on all those happy emotions, trying to feel them in the here and now and believing that you have achieved your goals, you can start to create a positive mindset. By beginning to establish a positive mindset, your self-belief increases and your goals become more achievable, because you believe in your own capacity to achieve them.
If you think that this is all theoretical and fictional, just try it once. Once you start emitting positive emotions around yourself, start believing in yourself and your goals, you will see for yourself that the true power to do anything lies within YOU.
Believe in yourself. You deserve everything good. You deserve everything positive.
Prioritize your mental health over anything. Become a gratisoul.
Strive to live positively and happily.
From the author: Hey people! I am Karishma Verma and I am from India. I graduated in mid-2018, and I am an engineer by profession and an upbeat human, who likes to motivate and spread positive vibes around myself amongst my people! I am a Gratisoul. “Gratisoul”is derived from two words that are, ‘gratis’ + ‘soul’which means ‘free soul’. Or some people can also think it this way that Gratisoul is derived from the word ‘gratitude’and has then been affixed with ‘soul’. That’s the beauty of every individual to think distinctively. And fortunately, both denotations depict the theme of my blog. I would love to proliferate these upbeat vibes to folks across every possible age bracket. So, let’s begin this journey of becoming ‘Gratisoul’together!!
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If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health then please don’t be afraid to reach out and talk to someone. You are not alone and help is available. By opening up and starting the conversation we can move forward together and look to a mentally healthy future. Below are links to a range of fantastic organisations that can provide information, advice and services.
The Samaritans: http://www.samaritans.org
Young Minds: http://www.youngminds.org.uk
Papyrus (prevention of young suicide): https://www.papyrus-uk.org
Self Harm UK: https://www.selfharm.co.uk
Time to Change: http://www.time-to-change.org.uk
Rethink Mental Illness: http://www.rethink.org
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://www.afsp.org
Please do not struggle alone.