5 steps to overcome your insecurities and enjoy more happiness

5 steps to overcome your insecurities and enjoy more happiness

It’s hard to be happy if you’re constantly doubting yourself.

It’s hard to be happy if you’re constantly criticising yourself.

It’s hard to be happy if…

…but happiness can be yours, more often, if you find ways to overcome these and other insecurities. So check out this article via the IdeaPod: 

We all have insecurities. No one is perfect.

Some people hide them, while others show them in full display. Many of us can be overwhelmed and worried about things like our appearance, our social status or whether or not we’ll fail.

At times, we simply think we’re not good enough. Our social media culture doesn’t help either. A lot of us seek approval through likes and retweets by showing the amazing lives we’re living.

So the question is: how do we overcome these insecurities? How do we become OK with ourselves? How do we find peace?

I’ve found Zen philosophy and mindfulness ideas helpful in overcoming these insecurities.

Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s easy, as we must face what we usually don’t want to face. It means having a bit of courage.

So first, let’s talk about the obstacles in our way and then we will go over some wisdom from spiritual guru Osho and Lao Tzu to help us overcome them.

Obstacles that stop you from overcoming your insecurities

Need for constant validation and approval. We feel great when we receive validation from others. But this need grows as we constantly seek validation to keep up with our image. And before we know it, we have entered a vicious cycle.

Delving in past criticisms. If we have been bullied while growing up, we internalize and keep them in our head throughout our lives. These past criticisms hold us back from getting rid of our insecurities.

Distrust. Many of us are scared to trust others, which prevents us from allowing other people to accept and understand us.

Unable to accept self-imperfections. In the end, the result is that we reject large parts of ourselves. We don’t like that we have pimples, or something about our bodies.

Social media and mainstream media falsified propagations. We compare ourselves to the good looking people we see on Instagram or other social media. We compare ourselves with the hot people in movies, TV, magazines. These images are meant to sell us, but the way they sell us is by making us feel insecure about ourselves.

5 ways to use mindfulness and zen philosophy to help overcome insecurities…

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