THE TOP 5 TIPS TO CREATING LASTING CONFIDENCE .............part1
1. Stop Discounting Yourself!
Stop discounting yourself – recognise your personal qualities and give
yourself credit for what you do. Avoid saying things like “that doesn’t
count”, “other people could do it better” and “anyone could have done
it” – congratulate yourself the way you would your best friend. There are
a number of psychological studies that link this type of thinking to
depression and poor self-esteem. The less you value what you do the
more you drag yourself down and we know that a key element of
depression is negative thinking. Cognitive-Behavioural therapists have
known for a long time that if you want to feel worthless, inadequate and
depressed then all you have to do is think in put-down terms about
yourself. Professor Windy Dryden of Goldsmith’s College has written an
excellent book entitled “How to Make Yourself Miserable”, Windy
Dryden, Sheldon Press, £7.99 in which he outlines all the ways in which
negative thinking drains you and makes you ill.