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Silencing the Voice of Doubt

Silencing the Voice of Doubt

Silencing the Voice of Doubt


It starts innocently enough… you turn in a project at work that’s been months in the making, and it’s returned to you later that day with endless corrections.  Then later that day, your boss gives you a side glance as you head to your car to lunch, and your brain kicks into high gear.  Before long, you are questioning everything.  Is this the right job for me?  Should I start looking for another job?  Am I on the right track to reach my goals?  What do I really want to do with my life?

Self-doubt often has a snowball effect and once it starts, it’s very difficult to stop.  Soon, you may find yourself questioning other aspects of your life.  Did I marry the right person?  Should I have bought this house and put down roots in this area?  Or even something as simple as, does this shirt match this skirt?

Apart from being unproductive, this spiral of self-doubt can cause a paralyzing mental framework that can make it impossible to make productive decisions.  The following steps can help you to find freedom from your own inner critic and silence the voice of doubt.


  1. Realize You’re Not Alone.

According to Dr. Joe Rubino (BodyMind Institute), 85% of the world’s population is said to be regularly affected by self-doubt.  Though it may be easy to feel isolated in your self-doubt, you are not alone.  Confide in a close friend about how you are feeling or contact Southern Wake Counseling Center to connect with one of our counselors on staff.  We would love to walk you through how to silence the voice of doubt and find confidence in your decisions.

  1. Surround Yourself with Positive Messages

Drown out the voice of negativity by replacing it with messages of inspiration and encouragement.  Read a good book, write motivational messages in places where you can see them (sticky notes on the mirror is a personal favorite of mine!), or listen to music that makes you feel inspired and powerful.

  1. Take Time for Yourself

Self-reflection is an important part of mental health and wellbeing.  Take time to reflect and to sit with the things in your life that are causing doubt and stress.  This will allow you to clear your head of the clutter that may be infiltrating your thoughts.


If you need support in silencing the voice of doubt in your life, reach out to Southern Wake Counseling Center today at (919) 557-8222 to get connected to one of our counselors.

Marilee VanVolkenburgh | Clinical Mental Health Counseling Intern