Psychology: Yes you can!

June 25, 2013 - Psychology

yes you can_Small‘I can’t do that’, ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘Maybe next month…’ Sound familiar? Here, we show you how to accentuate the positives and silence your inner critic.

1. Talk yourself up, not down. Instead of saying ‘I can’t go for that job promotion because I’m not qualified enough’, say to yourself ‘I’ll go for that job promotion and give it my best shot’. After all, if you don’t try, you’ll never know.

2. Set short-term goals. Instead of being defeatist and saying, ‘I wish I was a size 10, but I’ll always be a 22’, say to yourself, ‘I’m going to lose some weight and I’m going to make a start today’. Map your results as you go. You will be giving yourself confidence and positivity.

3. Look outwards. Many of us spend a lot of time internalising our problems. Start looking outwards and talk to the people around you. After all, a problem shared is a problem halved.

4. Stop punishing yourself. It’s ok to have doubts, but don’t allow your inner critic to limit your potential. If you’re mindful of your strengths and talents, the more confident you’ll become.

5. Don’t compare! By constantly measuring your success against others you can end up on a downward spiral. Instead, concentrate on your own achievements, qualities and unique features.

2 thoughts on “Psychology: Yes you can!

eunice davies

when is the next meeting in blackburn?


    Hi Eunice, The easiest thing to do is to go online to our main website – – and find your nearest Counsellor. They’ll then be in touch and can let you know what time their weekly groups are. Alternatively, please ring our main office on 01279 636 998 and someone will be able to help you. Good luck!

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