We all have those days from time to time when we struggle with insecurity and self-confidence, it’s perfectly normal to feel like that. However, there are things we can do to limit that insecurity and build our confidence through POWERFUL actions, so that we can conquer more days than not like a BOSS.
Here are my 10 POWERFUL tips….
1. Wake Up Earlier
Ok I know the mornings are dark and we all love to hit the snooze button, but waking up earlier automatically starts your day in a more powerful way. Waking up whilst everyone is still asleep and giving yourself that time for YOU is a perfect way to start your day, spend it reading, mediating, exercising or stretching. Just don’t turn on your phone and go on social media, as this defeats the object. Having this time will help you to have a clearer mind for the rest of the day.
We all know there are many benefits to exercise, being active is generally good for your body and all round health, but it is also really great for your MIND. It releases endorphins and by allowing yourself to focus only on the task at hand, it helps to eliminate stresses. Going regularly and seeing improvements in your fitness can be very powerful, which can have a knock on effect on so much more in your life.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again and again, MEDITATE PEOPLE. It’s honestly a game changer. Giving yourself just 10 minutes a day makes you feel more powerful. It helps to clear the mind of noise and clutter so you are able to approach your day fog free. If you need help to learn then download the app Headspace, he talks you through step by step. Give it a go, you won’t look back.
4. Be More Resilient
Not everyone is born with a thick skin, it’s something you have to practise and build on. Being more resilient in life helps to make it that little bit easier and a good starting point is self-acceptance. Practise being kinder to yourself and accepting that you like everyone else in this world has flaws and THAT’S OK. Accept and embrace your flaws, they make you YOU. Learn to cope with doubt and uncertainty and continue to move forward. Take small steps if you need, but even the smallest steps forward is in the right direction.
5. Plan Ahead
We all know the saying, ‘failure to plan, is planning to fail.’ Being prepared is one of the best ways to feel more powerful. It makes whatever situation you are walking into that bit easier. You will never regret planning ahead of time!
6. Remember Past Successes
Focus on the great things you have done, list them, write them down. Look at that list and congratulate yourself because you have achieved more than you think you have. We can easily beat ourselves up when things are not going how we want them to, but remembering what you are capable of will help you get out of that negative frame of mind.
7. Surrond Yourself with Positive People
Notice the people that make you feel powerful and positive, they are the people you need in your life. If you walk away from someone feeling drained then I say it’s time to move on from them. To feel strong you need to have strong people around you who encourage and inspire you. So, start deleting the negative energy you don’t need.
Stand tall, even if you feel like a small mouse who wants to run away and hide, stand tall anyway. By sitting and standing taller you can trick your mind into feeling more confident and also the outside world. Watch the Ted Talk by Amy Cuddy who talks about the ‘Power Pose’ and how it can have positive behavioural changes. It’s so simple yet so effective.
9. Make Failure Constructive
We are all going to fail from time to time, BUT that does NOT make you a failure. See failure as an opportunity to learn. Look at it objectively and dissect it constructively. If you break it down you might find ways through the problem and new opportunities from the learning.
10. Control What You Can
Focus on what you CAN control and let go of what you can’t. Approach the world with the point of view of what you do matters to how things turn out. Take control of your destiny one step at a time, its a POWERFUL SELF-FULFILLING PROPHESY.
I hope this makes you realise how powerful you really are :)