Jenny kindly shows us how she could look after herself better- so she can feel better in her own skin. She learnt how to do this from Fast Track Real Confidence book and the cards (which are now an App).
Once I started writing in my journal I realized that there were only certain people who I felt unconfident with. Certain people and some situations. Most of the time, I was OK. So it occurred to me to just put my shoulders back and stand tall. Even if I did not feel confident, I decided that I would act it. The funny thing was that the more I acted it, the more I believed my own act. I started to actually feel confident.
It came to me that I was always putting myself down. I thought that this would make others like me more. What I did not realize is that words have power. Speaking words out loud can build me up or bring me down. I did not need to go further down! What you say you will become. If I say ‘I always get that wrong’ or ‘stupid me’, that is what I will become—either wrong or stupid or both.
I have my journal writing and my cards to thank for that insight.
I love looking up different quotes and writing about them. Here is one quote that kept me writing for ages. ‘I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinion of himself than on the opinion of others’. (Marcus Aurelius)