I had someone ask me yesterday my best tips to boost confidence. I smiled because never did I think I would be one to give out tips on confidence, and I was humbled by the question. It is true that I’ve never been more comfortable in my own skin and fear is no longer in the driver seat, but what could I share to help on those days when your confidence is shaky.
After some thought I realized I may have a few tips to share. While it’s taken a lot of self reflection and internal reworking for long term change, there are several practices that have helped me tremendously along the way. First one is music.
Music for me is a source of inspiration, motivation and joy. It’s a way to reach my soul without even knowing, and when I need to feel whatever I am feeling in that moment music is my conductor.
However to build my confidence I relied heavily on my inner thoughts and how I spoke to myself. Daily reminders or positive affirmations were key to how I was going to hold my head that day.
Start your day with an “I am” statement and repeat it over and over until all of a sudden you deeply believe it.
I am good
I am loving
I am confident
I am strong
I am loved
I am capable
I am honest
I am proud
I am going to be ok
These are powerful because your thoughts become your beliefs and when you believe you are, you will be.
Everyday brought new challenges and everyday I reminded myself who I am in my heart, and soon I would end my day with “I will” statements.
I will be gentle with myself
I will forgive
I will be grateful
I will love
I will follow my dreams
I will succeed
I will accomplish all my heart desires
And soon, I started doing all those things and my life began to shift. I still have to remind myself some days but it’s not as difficult to bounce back because the belief instilled in me of all I am worth and all that I am surfaces quicker.
Thoughts are powerful especially when we use them for good 🧡 remind yourself just how incredible you are everyday and soon you will believe it so deeply that no one and nothing can take it from you 🦋🧡