You are what you think – how to be more positive about yourself.
Job searching can raise worries about whether an employer will see your abilities and that worry can sometimes have us not present ourselves, as well as our skills and experience, to the best. The below resources will help you develop a more positive image that you have of yourself.
These resources all deal with what we are thinking and how this affects what we do. In particular, the videos provide suggestions on how we can develop more positive thoughts about ourselves and deal better with negative thoughts that can creep into our thinking.
Importance of a positive/growth mindset
A 5-minute video about fixed mindset and growth mindset. Those who have a growth mindset enjoy challenges and take them on as learning opportunities, they believe that abilities and talents can be developed over time. On the other hand, the fixed mindset is one where it believes that abilities, talents, and intelligence are fixed. People can switch from one mindset to the other.
A 4-minute video about how self-talk can influence our beliefs, emotions, and behaviour including whether we have a growth mindset. Positive self-talk can make us feel more assured and motivated. It can be a healthy way to cope with anxiety.
Mindfulness is a Superpower
A three-minute video about why mindfulness is one of the most powerful things you can do for your wellbeing.
A short video about accepting that our minds won’t go quiet as soon as we sit and close our eyes. To avoid getting caught up with the thoughts we can change our perspective.
Small ways to practice self-care
A quick video about how practicing self-care and self-love is important, and that taking care of yourself isn’t selfish.
Dealing With Rejection
Unfortunately, with job hunting, it is not unusual to be unsuccessful in your early applications. This would understandably be disappointing for you and can reduce your confidence in continuing your search. The link below is a simple, practical and short article that is worth reading and putting into practice. Ideally read this with a person who will listen to you, accept that you are disappointed and help you move towards feeling more confident in trying again.