Overcoming limiting beliefs and self-doubt are struggles I’ve dealt with my whole life. In this article, learn an easy box breathing to build inner strength.
I’ve faced my fair share of battles with low self-esteem. Low self-esteem often creeps in uninvited, whispering doubts about our worth. I’ve been there—feeling like an imposter, questioning my abilities, and comparing myself to others. It’s a struggle, but acknowledgement is the first step towards change.
If you’ve ever felt that gnawing sense of self-doubt, you’re not alone. In this journey, we’ll dive into my experiences, lessons learned, and strategies that helped me rise above the shadows of low self-esteem.
We all have moments when self-doubt becomes a relentless adversary. I’m often confronted with these doubts head-on, reminding myself of perceived “past failures,” and needing to refocus on my strengths. The hard part is reminding myself that my doubts don’t define me.
Fear is a common roadblock on the journey to self-improvement. From my own experiences, I’ve also learned that fear can be a catalyst for growth. The challenge is often in accepting and embracing my fears, knowing that the only true limitations are the were the ones I set for myself.
Limiting beliefs—those stories we tell ourselves that hold us back—are universal. It’s been said that by challenging those beliefs, we can opened doors to endless possibilities and unlocked our potential.
It’s been my experience that the journey of overcoming limiting beliefs, low self-esteem, self-doubt, and fears is ongoing. Day by day, I’m starting to understand, it’s not about erasing these struggles, but about rising stronger from within.
Low self-esteem—it’s like a shadow that follows us, whispering doubts about our worth. The challenge is learning to change the conversation we have inside our head without ourselves. Breathwork isn’t just inhales and exhales; it’s an art that helps us realign with our authentic selves. Through conscious breathing, we can learn to gently unravel the knots of self-doubt, making space for self-worth to bloom.
Simply put, fear is the thorn in the path of progress. But here’s the secret: breathwork is your armor. As you breathe deeply, you’re literally inviting courage into your heart. With each breath, fear loses its grip, and you find the audacity to leap into the unknown, embracing opportunities with open arms.
Box breathing isn’t just a simple breathing technique—it’s backed by science that through conscious breathing you can reshape your mindset. When you practice box breathing, you’re engaging the parasympathetic nervous system, which triggers the relaxation response.
This response counteracts the fight-or-flight mode and reduces stress hormones, creating an optimal environment for cognitive shifts and emotional resilience. This is pivotal in dismantling limiting beliefs by reducing the brain’s reactivity to negative thoughts and facilitating openness to positive reprogramming.1
In the following steps, I want to show you the simple box breathing technique you can use for overcoming limiting beliefs and fears. Box breathing can be a powerful technique for challenge self-doubt and low self-esteem head on:
Remember, overcoming limiting beliefs, fears, low self-esteem, and self-doubt is a process, a journey. Be gentle with yourself. Each breath you take is an opportunity to break free from the constraints of limiting beliefs. Through this mindful practice, you’re reprogramming your mind and creating space for a more empowered and confident you. Keep breathing and believing in your potential—you got this!
Feel like you need guidance and support to overcome your limiting beliefs and fears? If so, I invite you to learn about and book a one-on-one SOMA Breath® Awakening Breathwork Session with me. If you have a specific goal you are trying to achieve, like reduced stress, increased energy, or better focus, a one-on-one breathwork session can be a safe space for you to restore inner peace and build confidence.
A certified SOMA Breath® breathwork instructor, I help people—just like you and me—get unstuck in their creative process to unlocking their full potential. Available in-person (here in Playa del Carmen, Mexico) or online via Zoom, a one-on-one breathwork session can help you overcome limiting beliefs and fears. Learn more and book your one-on-one breathwork session today.
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