girl sitting on floor next to two boys who are wheelchair users

We are all put in situations that we find difficult and it might be tempting to try to avoid a difficult situation altogether. Just because a situation is difficult doesn't mean you shouldn't do it. It might be scary going for a job interview or to a party by yourself but you might get some great things out of these situations like a job or some new friends.

So how do you change your thoughts on difficult situations? Try these simple steps to see if you can change your feelings.

Think of a situation that you are going to find difficult.

“I have been invited to a party.”

Why do you think it’s going to be difficult?

“I don’t have anything to wear.”

Is this the real reason or are your thoughts about yourself stopping you from doing this?

“I really don’t know anyone there and I’m scared no one will talk to me.”

Request a set of our confidence and self-esteem cards so you can try this activity anywhere.