Visualise your journey. Visualisation can be a powerful tool for any learning experience but particularly for confidence. Try visualising your confidence and doing the things that you would like to do confidently. What is it that you are doing and how are you doing it? What behaviour demonstrates your confidence? See your vision in detail and notice the colours of your clothes … [Read more...] about Weekly confidence development tip 16: Visualise your journey
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Single mindedness. All activity should progress your confidence goal, if it doesn’t then you need to question why you are doing it? There may be distractions or influences but your core aim can only materialise if time, effort and focus are dedicated to it. Activities that do not support your aims should be swapped for those that do. Invest in a spring clean from time to time … [Read more...] about Weekly confidence development tip 15: Single mindedness
LOVE your mistakes! Mistakes are Lessons Of Valuable Experience. Accept them, recognise the lessons learnt and move on. Learn from your experiences as these also make you who you are and can help you develop your own personal brand of confidence. Learning to reflect on these and use them positively can help us reach our goals quicker. This tip was brought to you by Davina … [Read more...] about Weekly confidence development tip 14: LOVE your mistakes!
Hello everyone! This is a different blog post from our usual content because, as your behind-the-scenes content curator and blog administrator, I'll soon be stepping down from this role. I'll be leaving the University of Manchester to take up a different post at Sussex University this September 2017. If you're interested in my post-PhD journey please visit my personal … [Read more...] about Admin message from Dr Eljee Javier, outgoing Researcher Development Officer
Reflect on your confidence. Our confidence naturally grows through practice and doing more of what we’re not confident about. It enables us to reflect on what we are doing, make adjustments as necessary and carry on. Consider how you can practice your confidence skills? Think about: 1. When you will ‘do’ and practice your confidence? 2. At what point will you reflect on the … [Read more...] about Weekly confidence development tip 13: Reflect on your confidence