“What even is that? “
That’s what my anxiety whispers at the back of my mind. (I should give her a name)
Typically my anxiety doesn’t allow me to read even my own blog posts. I write them to release my thoughts, and once the ‘publish’ button is clicked on, it just lingers there online.
I remember the content of what I post, but always avoid re-reading them.
Why is that relevant or why does that even matter?
Because it’s perfectly aligned with confidence, or the lack thereof.
Confidence, I guess is subjective.
Some people perfectly personify it: *cough* narcissists *cough*
Others believe one can ‘look‘ confident and therefore place more attention on their outward appearance; whereas others place more value and emphasis on the ‘act’ of confidence.
Whatever the correct answer may be, true confidence goes a long way in reducing mental ill health and in ensuring that you feel like you’re in control of your own life.
(MHF revealed that a third of people in Britain have experienced suicidal feelings as a result of stress.)
I wish I could share guidance on confidence, unfortunately, I’m not the right blogger to share tips on that – just yet.
One simple tip though to push you up that ladder towards confidence …
“Anything worth doing is worth doing badly the first time”
*Written in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week (14-20 May 2018): Day 1 (Monday)