Do you ever feel like you’re not being honest with yourself? This can be surprisingly challenging to deal with.
When it comes to mental health, it can be surprisingly easy to stop trusting yourself.
Sometimes, if you run into enough conflict and/or if enough hardships or challenges come your way, you may start to doubt your own perception of reality.
- Are you right in the decisions you’re making?
- Is your interpretation of these situations correct?
- Or is it possible that you’re acting in some kind of delusional fashion without paying attention to the truths of your reality?
These are important questions to ask.
And when you are confronted with these types of doubts, it’s always a good idea to get really honest with yourself so that you can get to the bottom of the issue and get it solved.
It’s really important to trust yourself.
This is why maintaining an honest relationship with your own consciousness is important.
Let’s talk about exactly how to do that.
1. Deploy Gratitude
First of all, try to practice gratitude for all the good things that are happening to you.
This includes the things that people do for you that you may normally take for granted.
Learning to be intentional about locating good things to be grateful for in your life is a really valuable and useful method for getting grounded in your reality and being more honest about what’s really going on in your life.
This can also help you to avoid the trap of becoming entitled and/or distorting your own reality by accident.
2. Seek To Be Humble
Humility is a fantastic tool for helping you to get closer to the reality of your own life.
One of the big challenges with getting more honest with yourself is that the ego tries to get in the way.
As humans, we always want to feel like we’re doing a great job.
Well, you may very well be doing a great job, but you can absolutely stay humble while also doing a great job.
This will set you up for your best odds of maintaining an honest dialogue with yourself amidst these tumultuous times.
3. Embrace ‘Meekness’
Being meek doesn’t mean that you’re going to be weak or let people push you around.
It does, however, mean that you’re going to strive to be gentle—as much as is within your power to do so.
You still have to stand up for yourself, and you still have to draw healthy boundaries.
However, if you’re really trying to be honest with yourself about situations in your life, then practicing meekness on a daily basis can really help you to sort through behaviors that could potentially be causing you problems.
4. Practice A Healthy Love For Others
At the end of the day, one of the best filters for self-honesty is to treat other people with love, kindness, and respect.
This isn’t always easy to do.
However, when we refuse to allow ourselves to treat other people with disrespect, we generally always end up starting to notice how often we may be tempted to do exactly that.
This can shine a light onto problems with our behavior that we may not have been addressing correctly beforehand.
These things aren’t always easy to see, but they can be incredibly beneficial for helping you to become more self-aware, and to improve the quality of your own life and relationships.