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Connecting Mind + Body for Added Confidence

Written By:


Susanne Currie, Mental Health Counsellor & Yoga Instructor


Did you know we can be curled up in a fetal position because we are unsettled, sad, or scared or we can be settled in ourselves by also putting ourselves in a fetal position? Influential people feel more assertive, confident, and willing to embrace a challenge. Practice these (5) actions to boost your confidence to feel more powerful and ready to take on the next challenge in your life.


Smile


For a quick "feel-good party in your brain," smile for a couple of minutes while taking a few deep breaths.


Positive Affirmations


The body responds to language. Choose an affirmation that feels empowering to you and repeat it for a few minutes out loud or in your mind.


  • I am enough.

  • I believe in my dreams, myself, and all that I am.

  • I love myself for who I am.

  • I create my happiness.

  • My heart is whole.

  • My challenges are opportunities.

  • I am beautiful just the way I am.



Dress to Impress


For a confidence boost, choose an outfit that makes you feel good and evokes feelings of power in your mind. Avoid clothing that makes you feel uncomfortable: too long, too short, too

tight, too loose, etc.


Visualization


Seeing yourself succeed will help you believe that anything is possible. It is an opportunity to practice performing at your peak and realize your goals. Visualization enables you to get your mind and body ready to take that next step. Include as much detail as possible to bring it to life:

colors, smells, textures. What clothes are you wearing? Who is there, and how are they reacting to you? What positive feelings are you experiencing?


TRY A HIGH-POWER POSE


Try a high-power pose for 2 minutes before an important event for a quick confidence boost. You can also combine it with a positive affirmation and get a 2-in-1 confidence boost at the beginning of your day. An example of a power pose is The Wonder Woman power pose. You stand with your feet apart, your hands on your hips, and your chin tilted upward. Bring

strength into your legs, activate your core, bring those shoulder blades down and together, lengthen through the crown, and smile. POWER.



To learn more about how to lean into mindfulness and harness your mind and body connection, book a session for counselling, yoga or stretching!




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