2. Start an evidence journal
Buy a nice book that you will want to write in. “This is going to be your evidence or gratitude journal, and in this you write down each day all the things you have achieved. Think small – your achievements don’t have to be huge!
“It could be receiving a compliment from your line manager, to getting to the office on time, walking 3km in your lunch break, getting all the laundry done, or finishing a chapter of the book you’re writing or reading. Note all positive emails and compliments.”
Louise also recommends a technique she calls Phone-A-Friend, which can result in an immediate confidence boost.
“Choose five people who like you and have your best interests at heart,” she says. “Then ask them the following five questions.
What do you perceive to be my greatest strengths? What do you like most about me? When do you see me shine? What three words sum up the positive points about me?
What do you perceive to be the biggest blocks in my life?