We live in a world where most people desire the public to reassure them of their place in the world. Our media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are flooded with girls and guys posting their selfies in hopes to get noticed and receive likes. An almost instant gratification and approval by are assigned peers. Why do we do this? Why are we searching for approval from what some would call strangers?
I believe it is because we lack self confidence and suffer from low self-esteem. We search outward of ourselves in hopes to feel better in the moment. When what we really need to do is search inward and connect with ourselves and our higher selves. Our higher selves meaning what many would call God or Higher Power. The part of us that truly connects with our deepest desires and with each other.
At Resource Therapy in Minneapolis, Minnesota they strive to connection their clients with the part of themselves that yearn to be heard. That part of yourself, that knows what is best for you and can tell you exactly how to get it.
However, if you are not at that deep point in your life and you are looking for a quick way to build your confidence then these tips will get you where you wish to be.
Strike a Pose: Body Language can tell us a lot about people. It can also alter our moods. Try standing like Wonder Woman or SuperMan. Go ahead. Stand up right now and hold that pose for 60 seconds. Watch how your mood changes. Feel your lungs fill up with air as the blood begins to pump through your body. Do this pose everyday for 2 minutes.
Go for a Walk: Exercise is good for the body and for the mind. Moving stirs up the energy in your body and helps you think clearer. During your walk clear your head by noticing all the interesting things that surround you.
Mom always said “Sit up Straight”: Mom was right. Sitting up straight is very important. Not only does is change the way you feel, it also changing the way you look. People who sit up and stand up straight look thinner and seem more confident.
Mindful Moments: If meditation has never been your thing then mindful moments might be just what you’re looking for. Mindful moments is all about taking time to connect with your breathing and noticing what is going on around you. Become almost like a spy, who has to keep an eye on their surroundings. Start by noticing the rising and falling of your chest. Then quietly speak to yourself other things you notice. This is also a great tip to create long and lasting memories.
Stop that voice: We all have a little voice that loves to chime in every now and then. Talk with that voice the same way you would a person. Tell the voice to stop it. And have a positive affirmation to follow up with it. I am a big fan of “I am amazing and I do my best at any given moment”. Choose something that resonates with you.