This is a quick meditation that will relax you and give you a boost of confidence whenever you need it.
It’s an enjoyable way to ease tension or nervousness during times when you feel a little insecure or unsure of yourself. In this short meditation you will use some basic breathing exercises, simple visualizations and positive affirmations to bring about a relaxed and confident mindset.
We all have times in our life where we could really use a little extra boost of confidence. Be it for a meeting or an interview, a dinner or even a simple phone call, there are so many things that can make us feel insecure at any given time for no reason at all. This short meditation was designed for those moments, when you need a ‘little extra boost of confidence’ to make whatever you need to do a little easier. It’s quick, it’s easy and it’s relaxing, a five minute break from everything!
Unsure of Yourself keep this in mind:
1. Do not – boost your self-esteem online
On the one hand, it’s a great idea to share your feelings and pictures on social media. It’s tempting to share about your struggles in order to get that support you crave. On the other hand, you can completely ruin your self-esteem since there are so many toxic people who post rude comments and belittle others.
2. Do not – criticize yourself
Sometimes it’s useful, but not when you feel unsure of yourself. Just because your friends know 5 foreign languages and travel around the world, your sibling makes more money than you, and your coworker has 3 kids while you have none, doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with you.
It certainly doesn’t mean that you should hide from others when you have nothing to brag about. You are unique, which means you live your own life. Be proud of yourself.
3. Stay strong
If you have trouble achieving your goals, don’t give up. You are stronger than you think. Sometimes people have to go through difficulties, failures and rejections in order to become wiser, stronger and happier. March to your own beat and you will overcome any challenge you will face in your life.
4. Stop thinking – the worst
Many of us tend to see downsides where others don’t. We notice flaws that others don’t. We criticize ourselves when others compliment us. Expecting the worst each day isn’t the best way to avoid feeling disappointed down the road. The sad truth is when you expect ‘the worst,’ ‘the worst’ can happen any minute. It’s a negative thinking trap that you should shy away from. Positive thinking will help you feel sure of yourself in any difficult situation.
5. You deserve better
If you start feeling unsure of yourself after a breakup, don’t let negative thoughts plague you no matter what your partner says. Ignore their negative words. You deserve a better partner. You can’t run away from your fate. Breakup isn’t the end of the world and isn’t death.
6. Eliminate weak words
Weak words will never boost your self-esteem. Using words and phrases like, “I’m not capable of,” “I can’t,” “I’m not sure,” “I’m miserable,” or “I’ll try” will never make you sounding self-assured. Those words means nothing. You are not a weak person. You create this image in order to avoid failures, mistakes, other people’s criticism or gossips. Add more strong words in your life and you will see how others will start treating you. Just believe in yourself. Others will believe in you too.
7. Stop seeking approval
When you are waiting for someone to approve your choice, to help you or to do something instead of you, you diminish your self-esteem and your own opinion. You can’t please everyone. Don’t look for approval from others. If your inner voice is poisoning your soul, stop it. Tell yourself, “I’m strong and smart enough to take my own decisions and cope with any problem without anyone’s approval.” Say it, and meant it.
I hate to say it, but your un-sure-ness makes you look miserable. Boost your self-esteem by thinking about all the good things you’ve done for people, animals and the whole world. Forget about all the bad you did. Value yourself and your life. It’s very short, by the way. You don’t know when your day will be the last.