Your confidence muscle is strong when you recognize your ability to deal with situations of adversity. This muscle is useful because it helps you engage in efforts to address a challenge, rather than giving up or wasting energy in emotions like anger and frustration.

Some simple daily exercises you can use to strengthen this muscle include:

Strength-Finding: Think back over the day and identify one thing that went well. Identify one personal strength that contributed to success in this situation. If you find this challenging, get a friend or family member to help you.

Learning Opportunities: Think of a challenge you are facing. Identify ways this challenge could provide you with the opportunity to learn something new.