After reading Penny‘s post on TheWhyAboutThis on Human Insecurity, it reminded me of something that a counsellor told me once that should help to rebuild confidence in yourself and fight towards the end of the tunnel. I would like to really, really, REALLY thank Penny for creating the post that made me think of this.
Close your eyes and try to imagine yourself in a theatre or a cinema or somewhere like that. All around you are bubbles which contain the things that are getting you down. Ignore those, and focus on the screen on the stage. Start the film rolling of something that makes you happy. Whether it is a happy memory, a happy thought, a person, a time, an event to come.
Watch the film. As you are watching it, open the door to the theatre and imagine a breeze going through, pushing those bubbles out of the doors. Carry on watching the film, and put a new one on if necessary and watch the new film. Remember to watch the film and ignore the bubbles. Take attention to the little details on the film. You will be able to see those little details if you focus in them. By doing this will bring smiles to your face and thus the bubbles will float out the door or at the very least, diminish.
If you do this several times a week, it can really help. Maybe start by writing down what your dreams or good memories are so you can focus easier on them.
Thank you again Penny.