Everyone has insecurities, but not everyone knows how to manage them effectively. Growing up, we were called all sorts of names in relation to our physical features, which led many of us to be insecure adults.
What names were you called growing up? How did this make you feel? What were your childhood insecurities, and do they still affect you today, as an adult? How do you deal with the insecurities? Do you call people out, or have you just accepted that some things will just never go away?
Listen to the 3 TSpoons on: How To Shake Off Childhood Insecurities:
- Practice Self-Acceptance:Practicing self-acceptance means fully accepting yourself with your flaws, imperfections, and limitations. Nobody is perfect, and expecting to be perfect will just lead to disappointment. We are all flawed in our own way. Instead of trying to hide those flaws, accept and embrace them.
- Practice Positive Self-Talk: The first step to overcome insecurities is to tune out the inner voice telling you to question yourself. Most of the time, we’re not aware of our negative self-talk and we let our hurtful words get the best of us. Try positive talk, Slender Sama Catalogue, Sdudla Fabulous, BrownSkin Girl…be your own cheer leader.
- Practice Being More Mindful: Insecurities are often the result of a drive towards perfectionism. No one is perfect, and even your ideas of perfection are flawed to you. Putting in the effort to become a more mindful person might remove the pressure that you need to be perfect and thus help you walk away from your insecurities.