I am learning to trust myself. I second guess myself all the time. It's terrible really.
But I'm learning to give myself a break. I have a long way to go, but I'm making progress.
This is especially true for my writing. I found that I cannot write and try to please everyone else. I had written some stuff and people liked it, and I liked it. Then I started reading and hearing about all the right and wrong ways of doing it and I changed things. Then it was lousy. I didn't like it, not at all.
So, I have decided to just go with my instincts. I actually have pretty good instincts, I just don't know how to trust them. But I'm going to now and see what happens. I can always change things later.
Also, sometimes when I write a blog post some people might have opinions that differ from mine. Then I get anxious and start second guessing myself.
Being open to ideas and opinions is good. Open to hearing them and considering them -- good. Then discarding them if I know that I don't share them -- good. Accepting them and restructuring if that is what I need to do -- good. But doubting myself just because I don't see things the same way as others -- bad. Getting on my own back about it -- bad.
There, see. I'm learning.