With so many challenges in life, sometimes it’s important to take a moment to strengthen our confidence and improve productivity. Let’s face it: Without a strategy to bolster our self-esteem, self-doubt can easily undermine our confidence. That’s why I’d like to talk about how to boost your confidence through meditation for genuine self-assurance. My hope is that you will be reminded of your own goodness and self-worth, regardless of the circumstances.
How to Start
First, let’s find a quiet, peaceful location. Sit comfortably in a straight-backed chair, or on the floor cross-legged. The key is to keep your spine as straight as possible, but in a posture where you feel comfortable. If it works for you, set a 5-minute timer on your phone and then begin breathing through your nose. Feel the cool air enter your nose (and your belly rise) with each inhalation. Then, feel the warm air exit your nose (and your body relax) with each exhalation.
Build Yourself Up with Positive Talk
While practicing your deep breathing, think of a short, positive statement about yourself. It may be, “I am proud of myself” or “I feel confident and popular.” Try to say things that you can effortlessly agree with so that your subconscious mind will be more likely to accept your words without protest.
What does this look like? Maya Mendoza from the blog site Zen Lama recommends visualizing yourself as completely strong and confident in whatever you do. Ask yourself, “What would it feel like to be super strong and purposeful every day?” According to Mendoza, your mind loves to practice for success, so the more you imagine yourself feeling and acting confidently, the easier you’ll find yourself acting confident in your day-to-day experiences.
There are plenty of valuable resources to boost your confidence through meditation. I recommend “5 Minute Confidence Booster Meditation with Susanne Kempken” and a “Quick Meditation to Boost Your Confidence” if you need a little help getting started. Also, if you’re looking for ways to get your kids involved in meditation and mindfulness, I highly encourage you to check out this post.
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