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5 simple ways to develop self-efficacy

We’re super excited to talk about self-efficacy, because it's VERY important for achieving

your optimal recovery.

WHAT's self-efficacy?

It’s the belief in our abilities to achieve our goals. It is the ability to control the way we think, behave and feel.

WHY is self-efficacy important for recovery?

A person with self-efficacy and the help of a clinician work in synchronicity.

The clinician’s job is to evaluate, guide, encourage and treat.

The person treated needs the right mindset and is willing to put in the effort so that treatment works properly.

...both parties need to work together.

A person who has self-efficacy will strive for progress not perfection. The person will turn what some people see as failures into learning opportunities, and look for the upside of negative situations.

This doesn’t mean that their process to recover is easy. If a person has attained self-efficacy, the road to recovery can be much smoother during tough times.

HOW do we develop self-efficacy?

1. Thinking about past achievements.

If we think about something we achieved in the past that we’re proud of, we will realize that we can achieve other goals that we set our mind to.

2. Watching others succeed in achieving their goals.

If we’re surrounded by people we admire who set goals and succeed, it could spark motivation in us. Seeing people we love achieving their goals makes us feel happy, proud and inspired to achieve our own.

3. Helpful feedback and coaching from someone we trust.

When we get feedback and coaching from someone we trust, it makes us feel supported and loved. It gives us confidence to feel that we are not alone, and that someone is there if we fall.

4. Imagining our accomplishment.

Visual boards are really good for this (collage of goals on a board hung on a wall). If we look at a picture, a quote or a statement about our goal everyday, our mind will focus more on what we have to do to achieve it. We can also sit, close our eyes and imagine ourselves achieving our goal.

5. Learning how to read our body and emotions

It’s important to know when to stop, and listen to our body. Our body is made to tell us when something isn’t right or when we’re doing too much.

If you need to rest, rest.

If you need to slow down, slow down.

If you’re not doing enough, do more!

Do more of what you love and you might feel better, happier.

Self-efficacy comes with practice. Let's be kind and patient with ourselves.

At Synergi Physio, we encourage our clients to take charge of their health.