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Overwhelm = Self-Doubt

Overwhelm is really self-doubt.


I have experienced this myself and as a health coach I see it with my clients all of the time.

It's easier to tell yourself that you are overwhelmed than it is to be honest and say that you doubt yourself.

It's easier to tell yourself that you are overwhelmed with where to start than to tell yourself that you doubt if you're ready.

It's easier to tell yourself that you are overwhelmed with work or your kids than to tell yourself that you doubt if you can make yourself a priority.

It's easier to tell yourself that you are overwhelmed with going to the gym than to tell yourself you doubt if you'll be able to stick with it.


It's easier to tell yourself that you are overwhelmed with all of the diets out there than to tell yourself you doubt that you'll be able to lose weight and keep it off.

It's easier to tell yourself that you are overwhelmed with all the choices than to tell yourself that you doubt making the choice that is right for you.

But knowing that overwhelm is really self-doubt is great news.

It gives you control.

If you can doubt yourself - you can un-doubt yourself (yes, un-doubt is a word today).

Doubting yourself is normal - especially if it's something you've never done before, something that pushes you beyond your comfort zone - especially when it means going after something that you really want.

It's OK to doubt yourself. It's not OK to let doubt hold you back.

When you feel overwhelmed, look for the doubt. Be honest with yourself. Why are you doubting yourself? What are you afraid of?

Then ask yourself…."but what if it was possible?"

The answer to overwhelm - that one next step - is always in possibility.


And if you are looking for support and accountability throughout your journey, I invite you to join me inside of Confident Mind & Body.



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