Ø Keep promises to yourself:
Developing self-trust also includes becoming your own best friend,keeping promises to yourself. “Making a commitment and keeping it builds trust.”
For instance, you might make the commitment to create and sustain a boundary.
Ø Ground yourself:
If you find yourself being pulled into negative thoughts stemming from past experiences or comments from others, staying present is key to being able to Focus on the Positive.Sometimes it’s as simple as getting outside in nature.
Ø Avoid people who undermine your self-trust:
The people who undermine your self-trust are the ones who use you or don’t want you to succeed, Wall said. They’re the “dream smashers and naysayers.”
While you probably didn’t have control over having negative people in your life when you were a child, you do have control today. Think about the individuals who surround you. Do they support you? Do you really want them in your life?
Ø Balance the negative.
If you find that voices of the critical gremlins (both inner and outer) are way too loud, drown them out (or at least balance them) with your own chants of self-praise.
This can be hard when you’re in a real funk and find it difficult to access encouraging words for yourself. To counter these voices you may find it helpful to write down 5 to 10 positive things about yourself in a handy mini notepad.
Ø Nurture yourself.
It’s easy to get lost in the sea of self-doubt when we forget to take care of or own needs. Make sure you have enough play time (away from work to balance the work and play). Be sure to stay hydrated with plenty of water throughout the day (not all at once), get enough sleep, and eat healthily.