Praise yourself. Tell yourself how well you are doing and stop criticizing yourself. Write down things you have done that make you feel proud and refer to it when you're experiencing feelings of self-doubt.
I don't know about you, but I am not one to praise myself. The fact is, I am very analytical and find it much easier to identify my flaws. Even when someone praises me, in my mind I might say "yeah, but what you don't know is...". So while I don't think I'm ready for the big step of praising myself my analytical bent does allow me to reflect on what I think I have done right and what I am proud of.
- I was affectionate to my son and told him often "I love you"
- I gave him a safe home, in a good neighborhood
- I encouraged healthy friendships and lots of play time
- We had countless memory-making vacations and fun weekends away from home
- We rode bikes together, we skied, we camped, we played
- Holidays were fun times together and with family & friends
- I taught him financial responsibility, how to care for himself, his cat, and expected him to do regular chores
How about you?