Truth: I struggle a lot with my self-confidence. I’ve been really having a hard time lately, and I know why. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) gave me a lot of coping tools that help me sooo much, but sometimes, you gotta dust off your tool box, if you know what I mean.
So… if you struggle with your confidence, I’m right there with you. Here’s an exercise that always helps me, and one that I clearly need to start doing regularly again. I hope it helps you, too.
Today… and every day going forward, I want you to think of one thing you did that went well, even if it’s something small, and give yourself props! Maybe something like this:.“Hey Sahar… you know how you signed up for Barre class yesterday AND actually went? You should be proud of yourself for following through! Way to go, girlfriend!”
Make it fun, or just acknowledge your goodness in your own way. It might feel a little awkward at first, but it’s great for building your confidence, especially if you’re feeling down on yourself. You’d do this for a friend, so why not do it for you?
- Commit to one little thing.
- Follow through.
- Acknowledge your accomplishment.
Yes, I’m talking to you… and yes, I’m reminding myself at the same time. 😉
If you need other ideas on how to stay mentally healthy, my partner Mental Health America has so much valuable information.