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Staying Strong in Your Time of Doubt

So, what’s your story? Has life got you down? You feel like nothing is going your way because let’s face it, it probably isn’t. So, what do you do? How do you stay strong? Can you even keep pushing forward? Yes, you can and I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I can tell you how you can keep pushing forward. There is literally nothing that frustrates me more than the post-graduate job search. It makes me question am I even worth it. Did I waste my time in college? Here’s how I handle the doubtful times.

  • Focus on bettering myself

I have decided to focus on adding things to my list of skills that can bulk up my resume. Take advantage of Google Analytics and start that beginner course that you’ve been thinking about. If you look on Hubspot, they have a TON of free classes you can take to learn things like content creation and email marketing. Pick up some new skills while you’re trying to pull the rest of your life together.

  • Pick up some hobbies

This will take your attention off of some of the things that are causing self-doubt. I mean, do you really want to be alone with your thoughts ALL the time? The answer is no, you don’t. If you pick up a hobby, you can have something to distract yourself that isn’t occupying 100% of your time. Learn to knit, start scrapbooking, or take a photography class. Your options are endless.

  • Find something to believe in

That “something” isn’t always yourself, though I wish that wasn’t the case. Until you can believe in yourself, find something else positive to believe in. Whether you place that belief in God or whatever you choose to believe in, it’s great to pray, meditate, and find something to bring you peace.

  • Take a leap of blind faith

This is what it takes to turn your whole world around. Sometimes, the best way to get out of your period of self-doubt is to just take a leap into something new and unexpected. Maybe you can finally start that business you’ve always wanted or maybe you can take the vacation of your dreams.

These are just a few of the things you can do whenever you’re feeling doubtful. Unfortunately, doubt crosses all of our minds at some point in time. You can’t let this cloud your judgment or affect your future because doubting yourself can cripple your dreams. Even though it is hard to break free from the grips of doubt it is possible. Next time you think you aren’t worth it, that your idea isn’t good enough, or that you will never make it past the point that you’re already at, just take a step back and remember that failure is part of life. You can learn from it or you can crumble because of it.

Courtesy of Kaitlan Darby

Kaitlan Darby is a recent graduate of UL Lafayette. She has a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in promotional management. She is a publicist, writer, and aspiring actress. She is the founder of Black Mamba Creative, which is her own creative arts/services outlet.

Instagram: @blackmambacreative

LinkedIn: Kaitlan Darby







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