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How You Can Break Those Negative Thoughts and Build Confidence!

August 10, 2020

As you know, social media can take such a toll on our mental health. Maybe it’s just me but I feel like as a creator in this space, where how much we’re paid literally depends on our image and platform, we can be so much harder on ourselves. We are constantly comparing ourselves to the next person we scroll by on our feed. Hearing those words in our heads, “look at how pretty, creative, successful, skinny, fit, whatever they are”. We also connect our success to likes and followers because that’s what pays the bills, right?

Coming into, and being in, such a creative and saturated space can be absolutely terrifying. Believe me, I get it. Some days I still battle with all of those negative thoughts, but it’s important to keep in mind these are struggles that EVERYONE experiences. Some of us will struggle with these more than others but I want you to know, are not alone.

Sometimes hearing that we are not alone is all that we need to feel comforted. However, if that doesn’t help those negative thoughts disappear, there are a few ways you can break those mental blocks to build confidence in this space!

These are just negative thoughts, they’re not that big of a deal, right? Wrong. When you hear these on repeat in your head, you actually start to believe them! It’s time to overcome those mean voices in our head and stand up for our destiny, and this is how you can start to do that.

  1. You’ll need two pieces of paper and a pen for this exercise

  2. On one piece of paper write down ALL of the negative thoughts that keep popping up in that beautiful brain of yours. The lies, the fears, the negative things you are believing about yourself. Some example of lies:

    • “I can’t make money doing this, I only have X followers.”

    • “I’m never going to be successful…I’m not X enough”

    • “No one is going to care about what I have to say”

    • “My family is going to think X, Y, Z about me”

  3. Great work. I know that can be hard but it’s important to get all those thoughts out on your first piece of paper. Now on your second piece of paper, it is time to combat those lies with THE TRUTH! Spin each lie into a new perspective

    • Yes, I can make money doing this. I don’t care how big or small my following is. Making money is 100% possible especially in this growing industry!

    • Success is not defined by X. I create my own success and that can look however I want it to look! I’m in charge of my own destiny.

    • I know what I have to say is meaningful to me. If I can help even one person, all of this hard work will be worth it.

    • Maybe my family won’t understand right now. But I’m not going to give up so that someday they WILL understand!

YES HONEY!! THAT’S IT! Now what I want you to do is BURN that first piece of paper. Have fun burning it and frame your new beliefs. Hang it in your room, next to your desk, on your bathroom mirror. Look at these more than you go on Instagram. Nothing is going to stop you now.

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