We all suffer from confidence dips from time to time, whether it’s before starting a new job, preparing for a big meeting, or just having a low self-esteem day. But how do you handle days in the workplace when you’re not feeling your most confident self? Three members of the March8 community share their thoughts.
"I remember a time when I did feel confident. I see it, I hear it and feel it. Then, I turn the vision up. I make the picture brighter, the sounds louder and the feelings stronger.
"I then "anchor" this sensation. An anchor is a physical touch point on your body. For example, clenching your fist.
"This creates biofeedback. Your body remembers when I clench my fist, I am feeling confident. I then can use that in moments when I don't feel confident. I can clench my fist and take myself back to a confident state."
"I would sharpen the saw in two ways. Firstly, I tackle the problem at work that gives me anxiety, by communicating openly with my manager and team. Secondly, I take time to rest and recharge, to be able to handle it all better in future."
"If it's about skills or knowledge, I try to read up on the topic or find whether there are any internal courses being offered to the employees from HR and I do those.
"If it's about my personality or soft skills, I do positive affirmations and think of my accomplishments. That always works as a charm."
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