Sports psychologists encourage self talk.
He wills himself to win.
He urges himself to succeed .
He calms himself if he feels too anxious. He ,like many champions, talks to himself.
Both jobs :-
- can be a lonely - a lot of time on the tour or on the road
- require hard work
- entail the capacity to handle challenging individuals and dismissive attitudes !
The stresses of the selling job can effect your mental health if you don't keep your thoughts, actions, and behaviours in check. (Take it from one who lives with depression and anxiety ! )
Fortunately the stigma of mental health at work is beginning to lessen and there is help out there .
(See links at bottom of post if you need more information.)
- Scrutinise your current self talk
2. Appraising your negative thoughts ( Your Doubt Demons and Indecision Imps)
- What proof is there to support this negative thought of yours?
- What proof is there in opposition to it?
- Is the thought expressed in the manner I would talk to a friend in my position?
- What are the constructive ways of viewing this situation?
- Am I really keeping things in perspective?
- Even if there is some justification to this thought, how useful is it expending your energy thinking on it ?
By the way -The Lincoln Imp can be found 'trapped' in stone in the Angel Choir , in the wonderful Cathedral in Lincoln.
Mindfulness ( Scroll down from this link to find section on Mindfulness)
Selling Silence and Mr Selfridge
Mental health issues are on the increase. A recent article in the Daily Telegraph pointed out a report by Shruti Singh for OECD “Job strain” has a significant negative impact on workers’ mental health with issues with supervisors, changes in the working environment and “too much work” being key problems.
Information on Mental health and Contacts
e.g. CNWL Recovery College
Mental Health Foundation
Time to change