We’re all about helping you see reasons to feel good.
Part of that involves appreciating all things you do that make you feel powerful and confident. Reflecting on these moments helps you see your talents and abilities and gives you motivation to try new things. This reflection time can help boost your confidence.
Consider the power of affirmations. According to the American Heritage Dictionary, an affirmation is:
Affirmation: (n) A statement intended to provide encouragement, emotional support, or motivation, especially when used for autosuggestion.
(Autosuggestion is the conscious repetition of particular thoughts or statements to oneself in order to change one’s pattern of behavior, as when attempting to break a habit.)
When you affirm someone else, you support him. And when you affirm yourself, you provide motivation to yourself and boost your confidence. In this way, affirmation is a powerful tool. Add some affirmations to your week. Take a few moments to make a list of all the reasons you appreciate your students and coworkers. At home, list off the reasons you appreciate your child or other adult in the home. Focus on their qualities and actions rather than their appearance or other physical traits.
We have a Pinterest board filled with ideas to get you started. Here are just a few:
Affirmations to Boost Your Confidence:
- It is enough to do my best.
- I can do better next time.
- I am capable of so much.
- My challenges help me grow.
- I can make a difference.
Affirmations to Boost Your Child’s Confidence:
- I’m proud of you.
- You make me happy.
- I trust you.
- That’s a great question.
- I’m grateful for you.
- I blew it. I’m sorry.
- You’re right!
Now, go dream up a few for yourself, write them on post-it notes, and stick them where you’ll see them. Read them out loud to yourself — they just might change your outlook for the day.