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Thrive: Mental Health and the Art of Living Free

Jul 23, 2021

Today, on this episode of Counselor-on-call*, we will conclude the conversation about making mistakes. During this series, we’ve talked about shame, slip-ups, and falls.

In this episode we discuss:

  • How perfectionism is a vicious cycle?
  • Why do we become stuck when we make a mistake?
  • How our inner critic sabotages?
  • Ways to build trust

Helpful notes:

10 surprising facts about trusting yourself:

  1. Helps you to grow your relationship with yourself and others
  2. Silences your inner critic
  3. Trust builds self-awareness
  4. Helps you to better determine who to trust and who to set up stronger boundaries with.
  5. You’ll build resiliency - life won’t knock you down as hard or as quickly
  6. You’ll have more joy
  7. Increased love for others
  8. You become more action-oriented - as you spend less time doubting and judging yourself - you begin to get more done. This becomes a positive cycle instead of the vicious cycle I mentioned previously
  9. Helps you to be more present - instead of spending time regretting the past, when you trust yourself you live in the moment, becoming more present
  10. Instead of holding on to shame, you begin to see yourself for the masterpiece that God created. This helps you to grow your confidence.


Reflect on these scriptures and you would open yourself up to the holy spirit so that you can build or rebuild trust with yourself.

  • Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 NIV
  • Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:22-23
  • Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails. I Corinthians 13: 4-8 NIV

Link:  Secret to Confidence

Next week, we are starting a new series that will help you to find more joy, slow down, and feel less frazzled. We have some amazing guests lined up!

Thank you for joining me this week on the Thrive: Mental Health and the Art of Living Free. Make sure to visit my website where you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or Stitcher so you never miss a show. Hey, while you’re at it, help me out by adding some stars to the rating and tell a friend about the show.

Be sure to tune in next week, where we conclude our series about Mental Health.

Have a great week!

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