Self Confidence For Writers Part 5: Daily Exercises to Build Confidence

Mental Health, Self care for writers
You probably know that increased confidence can improve every aspect of your life. It will help you smile in the face of rejection, get the promotion you want, sell your books. Most people will even tell you that confidence is one of the biggest factors that makes someone an attractive date. So how do you boost your confidence? For most people, it takes concentrated effort on a daily basis. It's about erasing negative thought patterns and learning to trust yourself. And no matter how hard you work, sooner or later something's going to deliver a blow to your confidence. How much of a blow--and how quickly you recover--depends on your discipline. Simple daily routines can help you build self confidence: 1. Stretch. A brisk walk or run might also be…
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3 Reasons to Schedule Time for Self Care

Increasing productivity, Mental Health
You have a job. You also have a couple paid writing assignments, a blog to maintain, friends to visit and a family who seems convinced that they deserve some of your precious time. Oh, and you're trying to write a novel in your "spare time". With everything else going on in your life, it's easy to ignore self care. When was the last time you read a good book purely for pleasure? Enjoyed a sunset by yourself? Had a relaxing bath? Did yoga? Odds are you've heard about how important it is to take care of yourself, but how deeply have you thought about it? Is self care part of your daily routine? Here are 3 reasons why it should be: 1. You need your health to write. This includes…
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