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How to be a cheerleader for yourself

You can't rely on the world to keep your motivated and offer you praise. Sometimes, you have to be able to do it on your own

Ask a better question: Any time you sense yourself falling into, ‘I can’t do it’ territory, ask yourself, ‘What can I do to help develop a habit of positive thinking?’

Highlight the positives: Do you spend more time talking about how you made a mess of things? Switch to anything that was even a tiny achievement.

Change your posture: Social psychologist, Amy Cuddy, from Harvard Business School, found that power poses (opening up our bodies) shifts the mind to becoming more confident. Cuddy’s findings confirm that just two minutes of posing alters the brain’s chemistry; a great way to support yourself physically, as well as mentally.

Read Rosie's full article, Confidence: seeing yourself through the eyes of others, here.

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