Causes and Ways to Overcome Insecure

Causes and Ways to Overcome Insecure. In this world everyone must have insecurity. The problem is when insecurity makes us become discouraged and afraid to move. Cosmo has summarized 5 causes of insecurity and how to overcome them!

Causes of Insecurity:

Compare yourself with others. Comparison is a thief of joy. When we compare ourselves with others, we see the strengths of others that we do not have. That can make us become insecure and not confident. Instead of comparing yourself to others, remember that God created you special and unique!

Looking back.

Maybe you have a dark past and it makes you feel unworthy to live. Remember, your future is not determined by what you did yesterday but is determined by what you did today! What has passed, let go. Don't let your past define who you are now.

Too much social media viewing.

Social media can indeed be a place where you get inspiration. However, if you see other people's social media too often, you can want what they have and feel they are not enough with the talents or items you have. Be thankful for what you have and don't check your friend's social media frequently!


Too much thinking is not good for your health. Not that you are a person who is ignorant, but do not be too hard on yourself. Don't always think that you are worthless, you are not attractive, and you are not smart. Remember, everything starts from the mind! Start having positive thoughts.

Other people's negative words.

Indeed we cannot control other people's words. However, we can choose who we want to believe. If there is someone who says negative things about you, don't keep those words to heart! Remember, your identity is not determined by what other people say. Surround yourself with people who say positive and believe in your abilities.

Ways to Overcome Insecurity

Write positive words in your journal.

When you feel insecure, you need positive words to fight insecurity in you. One of the most effective ways is to read positive words in your journal aloud or keep repeating those words in your heart. Like "I am smart. I am loved. I am accepted. I am not who I used to be."

Surround yourself with supportive people.

Everyone definitely needs friends who can support themselves when they are not confident. When you start feeling insecure, communicate to your closest friends and ask them to remind you of the positive things you have.