in response to the test question; i would sit the test, because i'd be more interested in the grade to see how much i knew and what i needed to work on. IMO the 'test' should actually be called an 'evaluation' to learn more about ourselves. the learning is more important than the test results...if that makes sense?
Step1 - Choose a mantra or motto that you can repeat to yourself every day. Try something like, "I can do whatever I put my mind to"
'i'm the primary power in my life'
Step2 - Learn that your opinion is the only one that matters. Put aside the petty thoughts and opinions of others. In your life, you are the only one who has to wake up to yourself and your reality every day.
i'm trying to do this more. i panic alot around others out of fear of being condemed as the 'problem' as i have been with my foo. i'm slowly getting better at it and am finding that meditation and yoga are seriously helping me centre myself.
Step3 - Speak up for your opinions at work, school or at home. When you break out of a submissive role in your interactions with others, you will begin to build confidence in your own voice and judgment.
not quite there yet. but hope to be one day.
Step4 - Try anything, even if you have a voice in the back your mind telling you that it isn't possible. Even the smallest triumphs can build up a sense of self, and can help you believe in yourself the next time you are faced with a challenge or goal
that thought is so subconscious that its hard to be aware of. i just don't go near the things i don't think i can handle. but i'm beginning to become curious about them.
Step6 - Surround yourself with people you admire. You can more easily believe in yourself when you are with people who have goals and work to achieve them. Walk up to someone you admire for going back to school and holding down and job, and ask them how they managed it. This can open up the way to friendship and ideas about how you can accomplish your goals.
am currently disabled and housebound. but i've found more support on here than i ever found in my life before disability.