We all have good days and challenging ones - the good days can boost our confidence, while the tougher days can really put a dent in our armor.
Ask yourself these questions:
Why is it that when we run into obstacles, the critics in our heads are so loud?
How is it that we can be doing so well, and when one speed bump appears, we can free fall into self-doubt?
This negativity must stop, and you are the only one who can make that happen.
Here are a few tips that may help to turn that pessimism around:
- Make a list of your recent accomplishments, and keep it handy.
- Redirect your thinking to something that fills you with joy.
- Keep something in your home or office that represents success and achievement to you - and make sure that it is easily visible.
- Reach out to someone who provides a healthy perspective on these negative feelings.
- Maintain a healthy routine in your home and office so that you stay balanced.
- Remember that we all have great days and bad ones - you are not alone.
- Heed the words of my children’s pediatrician from years ago, “this too shall pass.”
Nothing good comes from ruminating on doubt and negativity.
Create a plan, accept that some bumps in the road are inevitable, and remember that life is a marathon, not a sprint.
This week, give yourself positive affirmations, minimize the negativity, and make it a great week!