Honour your Emotions
To develop self-trust, it is important to acknowledge the emotions that arise within you. Understanding and feeling every bit of your emotions without reservations is one way to develop self-trust. Do you really need someone else’s opinion and approval? Remember that no one has the right to make judgments on your decisions and you must seek guidance within yourself. Don’t hide your emotions. Honour them instead. This increases your capacity to deal with different situations that often seem too difficult to handle.
“Of all the judgments we pass in life, none is more important than the judgment we pass on ourselves.” – Nathaniel Branden
Spend Time with Yourself
It is important to be committed to yourself. Try to spend the most time with yourself and develop new skills. There is so much drama in this world, being your own best friend is often the best option. Share your feelings with yourself, give yourself time to think, heal and connect with your emotional well being. If something is not right, trust your instincts, be it with yourself or others.
“Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.” – Agatha Christie
Understand the Power of Silence
Do you give yourself ‘me time’? All the time we are surrounded by people and when we come home, we feel annoyed. Understand that it is important for us to be alone for some time, every day. Life is hectic and we must take care of our personal needs as well. Building self-trust doesn’t mean that one should always do the right thing, rather it means that whatever you do, your actions should lead you to a personal evolution.
“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.” – Confucius
Be fully aware of a situation you are currently in. For example, if you are standing in a queue and someone is trying to take your place, you have the ability to note any kind of tension. You need to practice mindfully observing situations and people without judgement. One way you can practice mindfulness is by talking to yourself while looking in the mirror.
“Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be” – Sonia Ricotti
Work on Heart-Centered Awareness
Our hearts are influenced by fluctuating mood changes. There are times you feel much better when you follow your heart rather than your mind because it gives you self-satisfaction. However, following your heart doesn’t mean you go on and do the silliest things, be wise in decisions as well. So, don’t stress too much and just know that it is alright to follow your heart because it isn’t wrong all the time.
“You do have to listen to your heart, otherwise you are living a false life” – Eric Mabius
By developing self-trust, you are inviting yourself to build and improve a strong relationship with yourself. In this process, we learn many things about ourselves and understand ourselves better. We then know exactly what we want to attract into our lives, and can make more informed decisions to receive it. “The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.” – Michel de Montaigne