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The first time I was really struggling with a big decision, I went to one of my best friends for some advice.
I was nervous about quitting my job, even though I had qualifying proof that I would have success as a freelancer: I had already launched Daily Dishonesty,Ex-Boyfriend Tears, and booked consistent lettering clients outside of my day job.
Yet, I was still swimming in self-doubt. So I went to my friend and laid all of my worries on the table: freelance is too risky, I'm not established enough, I'm not experienced enough...the list went on.
Before I could even get through all the reasons why I shouldn’t, my friend said,
“What are you talking about? Of course, you can do it. If anyone’s going to do it, it’s gonna be you. It’s always been you.”
That vote of confidence has always stuck with me, and it’s something I fall back on anytime I’m feeling uncertain.
It’s often when we’re doubting ourselves the most that help and advice from a friend can realign what we know deep down to be true of ourselves.
You can tell yourself something over and over again, “I deserve this promotion” or “I’m ready to start my own business” or “I am really good at the work that I do” but without external validation, often times it's hard to *actually* believe it.
So a good first step is asking someone you trust for advice.
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Caption Idea: Tell us the story of your conversation and the scenario you found yourself in that required affirmation from a friend.
Extra Credit: Spread the affirmations in the HOMwork community. Comment on your HOMwork friend's posts and let them know how great they're doing!
The next step is giving yourself the advice and support you would give a friend in a similar situation. Treating yourself with the same amount of generosity, kindness, and encouragement we reserve for others is a great way to quell insecurities.