The definition of insecurity is uncertainty or anxiety about oneself; lack of confidence. Insecurity is linked to fear in many ways. Everyone has insecurities, but when they start to get in the way, then it prevents us from living our lives.
Accept Your Insecurities Instead of Brushing Them Away
People make the mistake of behaving their insecurities don’t exist. It’s like the elephant in the room. The dust keeps settling under the rug and that mountain of dust just keeps growing.
Acknowledge your insecurities and accept them. I’ll give you an example. One of my insecurities has to do with my body. Growing up, I was always on the heavier side. My weight became a major source of insecurity. Even today, after I shed many pounds, little things trigger that insecurity in me.
Recently, that insecurity became triggered in me again and this time, I accepted it. I didn’t brush it away. I looked at my body in the mirror and accepted that I may not be at the ideal weight and body yet, but I still love myself and my body. I told myself it’s alright to feel insecure about it sometimes.
Stop Agonizing Over the Past, Live in the Moment
One trait I have noticed over and over in people who let their insecurities get in the way is: They agonize over everything and everyone continuously. They keep rehashing the same story. This does not serve any purpose.
Bring yourself to the present and live in the moment. Think about what you can do to be happier in that moment.
What is your biggest takeaway from this post? Please share with me in the comments.