Believe In Yourself – Simple Step #1 Reframe Your Thoughts

When you believe in yourself you live in a world of possibilities. If you lack self confidence or find that you put yourself down try this Simple Step to change your perspective and focus on the positive aspects of your life.

Pick a thought that has been nagging you. Then change that negative thought into a positive one.

Here are a few examples:

  • Negative Thought

I should have gone to the gym and worked out.

  • Positive Thought

I decided to spend time with my friends rather than working out tonight.  I needed to relax after a stressful week.  I know that I am committed to my workouts.  Tomorrow is Saturday and I’ll spend an extra 20 minutes running and increase my reps.


  • Negative Thought

I should never have taken this job. 

  • Positive Thought

This job has been an eye opening experience.  I have met some good people along the way.  The job isn’t right for me but now I know what I do want to do with my life and I will focus my job search in that direction.


  • Negative Thought

I’ve failed at every diet and will never be in shape.

  • Positive Thought

I’ve tried fad diets in the past but they weren’t right for me. Being healthy is important and I need to learn about the best way for me to improve my physical condition.  I made an appointment with my doctor and will ask for her recommendation and support.

You will feel better when you are kinder to yourself!

A comment on feeling better…  Your emotions tell you when you are on the right path.   If what you feel is good…you are on the right track.  If they feel bad you are not.  That may sound simplistic however you are the best judge of what is right for you.  When you have negative thoughts…change them to what feels better and believe in yourself!

When you actively choose thoughts that feel better you are on the happiness path.  And when you believe in yourself everything about your life improves.

Here is a worksheet for this Simple Step.  Give it a try!

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