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Develop Confidence by Ros Taylor

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Externalize Your Concerns

Over time you become so accustomed to your thoughts that they play like a commentary in your head. If they tell you that you are a failure, their impact is damaging. To reduce their effect, you need a reality check.

Write Things Down

Externalizing is a process whereby you verify your thoughts and check them against reality. The more you are able to externalize, the more confident you will become. Always keep a pen and paper by your bedside. If your mind is going round in circles when you wake at 3 a.m., try writing down all the issues that are keeping you awake. You can then decide which ones you realistically will be able to solve, and which you will have to let go. There is something therapeutic about seeing ...

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