Setting manageable goals helped me build my confidence

James wasn't confident about leaving his house

Arthritis had stopped me doing things I enjoyed and this had also had a knock-on effect on my confidence and I stopped going out of the house. I didn’t feel I was coping very well and fear of failure was starting to set me back even further.

My health coach supported me to take small steps to getting back to doing things like doing some gentle exercises or walking into town, both of which had become a challenge. I’m really pleased to have a much more positive attitude – I’m more relaxed about set-backs and am very happy about what I’m actually managing to achieve.  

Note: Names, as well as other identifying details, are changed to maintain confidentiality and privacy.  Photograph is a stock image.

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