Is Your Mind Working Against You?

Is self-doubt your constant companion?
Want to be feel more confident?

Do you find yourself saying any (or all of the following) …

     “Oh, I can’t do that.”
     “There no point in me even trying – I know I’d fail”.
     “And anyway, I know there are hundreds of people who can do it better than I can.”

And if so, when was the last time you said similar things – or, more to the point, when was the last time that you thought like this?

I believe that self-confidence is the most important feeling!  It’s the foundation of our personality: of how we see ourselves and therefore how we ‘turn-up’ in the world.
At some time or other, I can guarantee (well, almost) that everyone suffers self-doubt: is under confident.

You know what I’m talking about don’t you? You might use different words, but I’m talking about lack of self-confidence. Some people use the words low self-esteem or lack of self-worth interchangeably with self-confidence, but for the purpose of choosing a Bach Flower Essence, they’re all the same.

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We are all born with confidence.
It’s not something that’s missing!

We lose our self-confidence as a result of an accident, a trauma or a crisis.  Or after constant criticism and humiliation (and we’ve all been through that as a child!)

After such a knock, we feel defeated and are reluctant to engage with life.

This incident could have happened so long ago that you don’t remember. Perhaps you had a  difficult birth, or perhaps your parents were very strict with you as a toddler

you pull the table cloth and a cup of scalding tea pours all over you. Or something similar.  Or you may remember that one incident that knocked your confidence right out of you.

Here’s the beauty of the Bach Flower Remedies, you don’t have to remember what upset you – you just have to work out how you feel and take the appropriate remedy – and the healing begins.

Larch LarchFor those, who do not consider themselves as confident or as capable as those around them, who expect failure. who feel that they will never be a success, and so do not venture or make a strong enough attempt to succeed”  Edward Bach.  

(Photo. Julian Barnard. Healing Herbs)

Now. I’m sure you can relate to that! I know I can. If I’m feeling a little ‘unsure’, then I’ll take Larch during the day – and it really does make a difference.

Here… let me give you a real example of how this really can help!  Marianne came to me because she put on a lot of weight and had lost all her confidence, and it was putting a huge strain on her relationship with her husband. She wanted help to lose weight.

I explained that her lack of confidence came first and was the cause of her over-eating: under-exercising and so her additional weight came second.  She started taking Larch and a few other remedies too – her own special elixir.

When she came for her second appointment, she was well dressed and she very proudly announced that she was feeling fabulous and had lost 6lbs, without any trouble at all.

The Bach Flower Remedies work gently and so subtly that you don’t really notice them working. You may not even notice how much better you do feel, until you catch yourself doing something you previously would not have even considered.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Bach Flower Remedies, I’m sure this will interest you.

Now it’s your turn…

Does this make any sense to you? Do you connect with these ideas? What do you think? Leave a Comment below…

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  • Jeanine Case says:

    I have had several huge blows in the last three years. I just can’t seem to feel I’m on solid footing again. Ideas?

    • Rose Todd says:

      Hello Jeanine. Thank you for writing. I’m sorry to hear about the blows that have happened in the last years.
      It’s often difficult to recover from being knocked down too many times.
      So, here are 2 things I can recommend to help you get back up again.
      The first is, if you’re interested in Bach Flower Remedies, I would recommend you take Rescue Remedy (you need ‘rescueing’) and Larch for self confidecne. If you have family concerns, then Red Chestnut would help you too. 4 drops of Rescue and 2 drops of Larch into a small glass of water, and sipped frequently, will do wonders in as little as 3 days. Frequency is more important than quantity.
      The second thing I would do – is keep your life ‘small’. Try not to look too far ahead. Keep you focus on what has to be done today, making sure that nothing you take on is too challenging.
      If something is challenging, and is important and urgent, then break it down into small or tiny chucks, so there isn’t a big mountain to climb.
      Keep life ‘small and easy’. Short phrases like this can easily be turned in to matras that are said repeated and so keep your mind busy!
      I hope this is helpful. If you have the remedies, I know they’ll help you.
      Take care. Rose

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