Self Confidence For Writers Part 6: Final Thoughts

Mental Health, Self care for writers
When you've been writing for five, ten, fifteen years and have yet to see more than a little extra pocket money from your effort, it's easy to feel like you've accomplished nothing. And it's completely natural to think about giving up once in a while. It would certainly be easier to do just about anything else. Over the past few weeks I've discussed how various factors impact your self confidence, how to deal with different situations and what routines you can build to permanently improve your self confidence. These strategies are all useful, but the best way to build your self confidence is to make consistent progress towards your life goals. We all have issues, things we want to change about ourselves. Many of us also have big career dreams…
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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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Self Confidence For Writers Part 1

Mental Health, Self care for writers
Do you sometimes wonder if everything you're writing is complete garbage? Are you afraid to submit your work because you don't think it's good enough? Afraid that you'll never find an editor willing to give you a chance? Not confident you have the stamina for self publishing? Every writer struggles with these feelings, and there's a pretty good chance you struggle with self confidence in more than one area of your life. You might not believe you can ever get a promotion at your day job, or that you're not the kind of person who can attract a good romantic partner, or that you're not smart enough to understand physics or learn a new language. Discovering who you are and what you are capable of is part of the human…
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