Self-confidence is essential..
The power of the mind is truly remarkable
How you feel in any given moment is linked to:
â€¢ What you are focusing on
â€¢ The way you are moving and using your body
â€¢ The language you are using
No doubt, your mind controls all three.
The moment you feel lethargic or need an instant confidence/ energy boost just change the way you feel by changing the above 3 points.
1. What you are focusing on
Stay conscious of what you are focusing on in that particular moment.
Are they negative and lethargic thoughts? Low in confidence? Are they indicating that you would fail? Are you telling yourself that you feel low in energy?
What would you have to focus on to feel vibrant and full of energy? What should you focus on to feel confident?
On the other hand, if you are feeling vibrant and energized right now, what are you thinking about?
2. The way you are moving and using your body
This is also called your physiology.
Emotion is created by motion, and the fewer movements you make the less energy you will have!
Moreover, the type of movements you make either pump you up or make you languid and want to doze off.
Observe your body when you are feeling low in confidence.
Are you sitting down? Is your head up or down? Are your shoulders slouched? Are you walking slowly or quickly? Are your facial muscles moving? What are you doing with your hands?
3. The language you are using
The words you say to yourself both in your mind and out aloud will have an impact on how you are feeling.
What words do you use to describe negative emotions?
Do you say? :
â€œIâ€™m feeling tiredâ€
Write down some more common phrases like those above that you use:
The intensity of those negative sayings will have an effect on how you feel and whether you feel confident or not.
What if instead of â€“ â€œIâ€™m really nervousâ€, you said to yourself â€“ â€œIâ€™m really excitedâ€?
Would it make you feel better?
Of course it would.
The feelings and emotions linked to nervousness and excitement are actually the same. Itâ€™s just that you are giving the adrenaline right direction.
So, what other words could you replace the negative sayings with?
â€œIâ€™m feeling tiredâ€ to â€œIâ€™m feeling unresourcefulâ€
â€œIâ€™m stupidâ€ to â€œIâ€™m learningâ€
â€œIâ€™m angryâ€ to â€œIâ€™m a little annoyedâ€
â€œIâ€™m lividâ€ to â€œIâ€™m a little miffedâ€
â€œIâ€™m overwhelmedâ€ to â€œIâ€™m feeling busyâ€
â€œIâ€™m feeling insecureâ€ to â€œIâ€™m questioningâ€
â€œIâ€™m depressedâ€ to â€œIâ€™m not on top of thingsâ€
As the intensity of the words lower, the intensity of the feelings lessen too.