A couple of weeks ago I attended a conference on personal growth.
At first we all had the perception it would be a bunch of people giving motivational speeches about tactics and ways to be the best you can be and all that crap.
Because that doesn’t work. Not for us. Not for the people that have tried so very hard to fight their doubts and negative thoughts about themselves.
It is a lot harder than just ‘do your best’.
But this was different.
Jamie Edwards spoke to us. Rather, he spoke to me on a personal level.
He was engaging and inspiringly positive. He has worked with footballers such as Joe Hart, and wants to expand to young women who suffer from confidence and mental health problems.
He brought up so many good points that everyone should take away with them, however I think these are essential for those who have mental health issues. The couple of points that really connected with me are below, and I want to share them on his behalf as well as everyone who suffers from confidence problems:
So many times we will look back with regret.
Get rid of the regret.
Never look back saying you should have done something.
Make the most of every opportunity, even though it may seem so out of your comfort zone. Write yourself a list of all the things you have achieved. Think of this list when you are given an opportunity.
Add to that list.
GIVE YOUR BEST FIVE MINUTES
No matter what you are feeling, always give your best 5 minutes. This spoke to me a lot. A lot of the time I feel like I can’t do it, can’t be bothered, or have the mentality of ‘that will be enough’.
It’s never enough. No matter how long it is, always give your best-self each time you are put in this situation. It will reflect positively inside and out. Whether it be in your job, or your personal life, you will appear better and feel better.
My job contributes a huge amount to my mental health. Currently, I am in the mindset where I dread it and I stress but I am yet to put these points into motion.
No matter how you feel, just try. Show up, look good, try your very best.
It’s not forever. You are responsible for making changes in your job and work life. Make someones’s day, go the extra mile for a co-worker. Set goals to make your day go faster. Believe in yourself.