Telltale Signs That You Need A Confidence Retreat.

A confidence retreat helps you regain a positive state of mind. By re-framing your situation to create a positive outlook. Knowing when to take a confidence retreat is key to stop negative spirals and prevent further damage to your personal well being.

We are all social creatures, whether you are an extrovert or introvert. But from time to time, it gets exhausting. We stop performing as well as our best selves can. When you notice this, you know it’s time for a confidence retreat.

Just like when a basketball player retreats alone to practice his shots between each significant game. Or how the writer needs time away from his first draft to start editing it effectively. You also need a confidence retreat between the significant moments in your life.

Here are some situations in where you would need to take a confidence retreat:

  • You start experiencing negative emotions towards other people. Some examples may be feelings of anger or shyness when around someone you should be friendly with.
  • You think of things to say to people which you might later regret, such as negative comments or complaints.
  • You get feelings of insecurity for no reasonable explanation, or you experience anxiety around friendly people.
  • You lost power in the room, whether your boss just walked in the room and shamed you or someone successfully hurt your feelings.
  • If anyone accidentally hurts you by bringing up one of your insecurities.
  • People stop looking up to you or people are not interested in what you have to say or offer.
  • When you feel devastated, when you start doubting yourself.

A confidence retreat builds resilience. It helps you come back to the same situation feeling completely different. Whether it’d be more courageous, more outgoing, or even smarter. Retreating will give you the space necessary to shift into a positive state of mind.

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