Error No 1: Allowing Yourself to be Paralysed by Doubts
It's reasonable (and sometimes wise) to have some doubts about making changes but if your doubts are all-consuming or are stopping you from attempting or even rationally considering change then try the following:
- Begin by trying small achievable changes and see how those go before deciding whether to extend/continue.
- Assess how realistic your fears are, both in terms of the likelihood of them materialising and in terms of the extent and nature of the potential negative consequences if they do materialise. Then create a plan for what you can do both to reduce the likelihood of them materialising and to help you deal with them if they do materialise.
- Manage your negative self talk by noting it calmly and reminding yourself of when it is exagerated and of what more realistic self-talk might be.
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