As you may have read from one of my previous posts – I am always wanting to ‘work on myself’. So I need these motivators, as I call them; to just remind myself to get back on focus. Part of the work is getting myself back into shape – or at least getting back to my walk/jogs, which is sometimes also my time to think and meditate.
But this (reblog) post came at the time when I’m trying to get back to my other routine, in working on this blog & my work. I’ve had some moments of being ‘un-confident’ because of family members. It’s difficult to be HEARD and to also not over absorb myself with their issues!
So hopefully I can re-read this myself and I hope YOU enjoy it as well:
I’m going to list the 5 that spoke to me, but please clink on the link and read the FULL posts from PureWow:
Little pick-me-ups to get you through the day…
Hey, you: Self-deprecating humor is OK once in a while, but if you’re regularly feeling down on yourself, it’s time for a confidence makeover. Here are eight easy ways to get an instant boost of positivity.
- START WITH A MANTRA
Pick an empowering statement that resonates with you and repeat it throughout the day. It could be simple, like “This will be my year,” or more fabulous, like “You have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyoncé.” Print it out and tape it to your desk, carry it in your wallet or just repeat it to yourself as needed.
- WAKE UP 15 MINUTES EARLIER
It’s tough to feel polished and put together when you’re scrambling to get ready every morning. Sacrifice a tiny bit of sleep to be able to smooth down flyaway hair, put on a necklace you love and take a deep breath before you hit the door.
- PRACTICE POWER POSING
Social psychologist Amy Cuddy has a genius trick for projecting confidence: Put your hands on your hips. Not only does it make you look more powerful, it’s scientifically proven to make you feel more powerful and reduce your cortisol levels. (Even if you’re just doing this to yourself in the bathroom mirror.
- SQUASH NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
Quieting the endless stream of insecurities running through your mind is easier said than done. Yoga and meditation are great ways to stay mindful, positive and help you shut off that internal monologue.
- COMPLIMENT FIVE PEOPLE EVERY DAY
Hey, you don’t have time to feel down on yourself. You’re too busy gushing over your co-worker’s outfit, cheering on your friend who got a new job and telling your mom her email made your day. Your positivity will make them feel more confident, too.
~ Love, Laura