Whether you work for yourself or for other people, daily events and setbacks can diminish our self belief, confidence and motivation temporarily or even for longer periods.
It doesn’t seem to matter how many times I try to tell my clients that these challenges can be a blessing in disguise, there are times when we feel depleted of all energy and focus.
The best way to combat this is to ask some really good questions and learn how to identify and challenge negative beliefs.
Write down all those limiting beliefs and try to challenge them by finding evidence to the contrary. Focus on the positive things and write those down too. aim to have at list 30 things you like about yourself – ask your friends and family too.
Try mindfulness techniques which is simply about bringing yourself and paying attention to the present moment. This will make you more aware of all the chatter that goes on in your head. Being self aware is half the battle.
Do activities that you enjoy and are good at – this should help you overcome the disappointments you feel and spend time with positive people.
Don’t compare your situation with anyone else – we are all unique and do not know everything that is going on in other people’s lives and businesses.
Be assertive and say no when you really don’t want to do something but also be helpful and considerate to others.
Get into the habit of saying positive things about yourself and other people and just don’t sweat the small stuff
Get yourself a coach – I can normally change round a persons confidence and performance levels in a matter of hours, over an average of 4-6 weeks weekly sessions.