Day 18

Become aware of your negative cognitive beliefs

e.g. “I am too stupid to handle such a demanding task!” or “Others could do this much better than me”, etc. Consciously control your thinking, for example: “The possibility that I can deal with this situation is quite good!” (Instead of “Oh no, I can’t do it!”). This inner attitude will have a positive effect on your feelings and motivation and will give you a sense of security and self-efficacy (instead of fear and panic). In turn, your behavior will be influenced by an optimistic emotional attitude. You will be able to face the situation more calmly and think about how you want to proceed (instead of rushing into something with impatience or falling into rigidity or hyperactivism due to the feeling of helplessness).