Over the last seven weeks you may have found yourself feeling less confident. You may have found that your confidence in your abilities at work have taken a bit of a hit or your body confidence is suffering. This is completely normal. There are lots of different ways that you can start to build up your self-confidence before you get called back into work again.
Revise your previous accomplishments.
Make a note of everything you have accomplished so far in your life, put the list in a safe space and on the occasion you feel your confidence has taken a hit, look at that list to feel good about yourself again.
Think about what is really important to you and what you want to achieve in your life. Seeing your goals written in front of you will give you long-term vision and short-term motivation and will help your confidence massively.
Implement a strong morning routine.
Start your day with a beginner’s mind, begin with a clean slate and write a to-do list. Catch yourself when you feel yourself going in autopilot. If you feel that you have lost your passion and drive and you are not accomplishing your goals then you need to think about what’s not working. Do not let yourself coast through life.
Make sure you are eating mindfully. If you fill your body with rubbish you are going to fill rubbish. Think about what is going to help your body and give it the energy it needs. Walk mindfully and hold your head up high. Walk with purpose, think about that list you made about all your successes.
Practise your gratitude every day.
List three things you are grateful for such as your body, your job, your home, etc. People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems.
By considering these steps, you will be able to feel more confident with your decisions and with yourself. Stop focusing on the past that you can’t change and the future that you can’t predict. Think about the way you speak to yourself and make sure that you are not being judgemental. We all make good and bad choices in our life and you can’t compare the journey that you are on to the one that someone else is on. Nobody is perfect.