There are times our confidence gets a bit of a shake up and who can blame you in this fast paced world where information, opinions and facts are all flying at us at once from all sides! While I believe it takes time to build up your self confidence and a healthy dose of putting yourself out there, there are a few little tricks you can employ to feel confident at any moment.
When I think of this first one, I'm always reminded of that episode of Grey's Anatomy when the neurosurgeon strikes a pose before a super intense surgery. I'm not saying you have to be brain surgeon for this one to work, but perhaps this idea could gift you some of that confidence in the face of your challenge.
1. Super Hero Pose!
Yes! Visualize yourself as a super hero; you know the pose. Hands on the hips and feet a little wider than hip distance. Most importantly take your gaze and your chin a little higher to the sky. BREATHE here. Feel that confidence and power flowing through you. You can do ANYTHING; perhaps even save the world.
I'd recommend taking a few breathes here but if you have the time prepping with Super Hero pose for just 2 minutes has been proven to alter your hormone levels. Let your super hero ego take center stage to really amp up that confidence. Give it a try for a week and see how you feel. Bonus points if you prep this way before a big meeting or performance.
2. Write out your wins!
Got a little more time? Gift yourself a sense of accomplishment. You have done amazing things; big, small and everything in between. Grab a piece of paper or open up a word document and start listing out all the things you have accomplished.
Completed that big project at work
Led a sports team
Washed AND put away all the laundry this week
Cared and loved a pet
You can go into detail or just list out as many items as possible. You are an amazing individual and your accomplishments are important. Having that listing will remind you of all the things you have been through and succeeded in. Whatever challenge you are currently facing will one day be on that accomplishment list!
3. Wear a Power outfit!
When we look good, we feel good and I'm a firm believer that no matter where you're at in your body story you have a power outfit! If you want to embody some color theory, Red is a color of power and has been said to help you command the room (hint: great for meetings). Though, let your personal preferences guide you here. You just know when you feel good in an outfit. That feeling good will help you amp up the confidence to take on any challenge coming your way.
If you gave any of these a try, let me know if they helped! Or perhaps you have your own tips to share with our Zenn Community? Pop those ideas in the comments below. <3
- Jenn Rose
(Woman Photo by Lucas Lenzi on Unsplash
Journal Photo by Mia Moessinger on Unsplash)
Back in November we took some time to check in with that gratitude mindset towards others and of course for yourself! We see a lot of posts on social media about gratitude during the holidays, but what about connecting with that feeling when it's no longer being published in every social media post/etc. to remind us to do it?
1. Journal it out.
Always my first suggestion. Taking the time to write something out helps us to organize our thoughts and give us time to really feel it. Also, if you write it down you can go back to it later and remember that feeling of gratitude or joy.
First up, sigils, what the heck are they?!
Think of sigils as a very personal symbol or design that sparks emotion for the creator. A similar example would be the emotions, beliefs, and memories that are invoked by the symbol of the cross. However, in the case of sigils the symbol will probably only mean something to the creator (unless created for a group, like this blog post). The idea is similar to a vision board, where the overall image creates a reaction that surpasses words.
I think if we walk through how to make a sigil, it will make more sense....
First up, let's create a statement that helps improve our self talk.
One of my favorite traditions at my annual retreat (this year it was "Clarify") is to make a Vision Journal.
So, what is it? If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know how in love with journalling I am; so seeing my journal tends to happen more frequently then say a vision board would that might get left on the counter to collect dust. Thus a Vision Journal was created! Seems like a simple revelation, but seeing that 'vision board' on my journal has completely changed vision boarding for me.
If you've never made a vision board before, basically it's putting together a group of images on a poster board with a specific idea in mind. Usually this ties in with a goal your are working towards. Then said poster would be placed in an area that you frequent, so you see it often.
It's the last one of our "Understanding Moon Cycles" series! If you enjoyed this, let me know and I'll work more moon related content into our mix.
Happy (almost) Full Moon! I like to think of the full moon as a celebration. It's the finish line for the work you've put in and time to check back in with those goals. It's also a time for gratitude (when isn't it?!).
Let's dive a little deeper.
First of all, if it's not bitter stinging cold where you live see if you can sneak outside Monday night (the 21st) to take a look at that beautiful moon. I always feel really connected with the universe and everything in when I look up at a full moon. Anyone else?
Continuing on with our Moon Cycle Series, let's check in with the New Moon! As we start our new year journeys we're beginning the year with a new moon on Saturday, the 5th. This is like getting a second start for those new year intentions with a bit of extra oomph from the universe.
First up, the new moon occurs when we don't 'see' a moon in the sky. Obviously it's still there it's just not reflecting sun light since it's positioned between the Earth and the Sun. Some people will call this the dark moon, since the light is not being reflected back towards us. (Want to learn more about the science?)
The science is grand, but I'm more into connecting to the vibes and I'm guessing you are too if you're reading my blog. (ha ha)
New moon vibes are ALL about starting fresh. We've got a clean slate since we released what doesn't serve us during the waning moon cycle. Now is the time to begin new things. Try something new. Start a new hobby, work-out, etc.