How do you want to feel? We don’t always know what we want or how an outcome will turn out. Often things turn out completely different than we can even imagine. So the important thing is feeling: knowing our desired feeling. For example: confident, effervescent, free, alive. Get creative and descriptive with it.
Here are some things you can do to help you on your way:
Turn off the TV. News and commercials dictate what we think about. They tell us we should be fearful or we’re not quite good enough and if we buy this or that, we will be better. Be the captain of your own mind. Read something uplifting and inspiring instead.
Eat for fuel and building your cells. Nourish yourself. Does it come in a package? Can you pronounce ingredients?
Exercise to support your body. Growing up, I always saw exercise as a way to get physical results like weight loss or sculpting and this was just not sustainable for me because it had an end goal in mind. Exercise supports us and can increase our happiness, flexibility, youthfulness, immune system and energy throughout our lifetime. Seeing it as that can keep you going.
Think about 10 things that you’re grateful for when you wake up and go to bed. Often times we have more good things going our way than we give credit to. Focus on what is good in your life to expand. Think about something nice you like about yourself and give yourself credit for that.
Connect with someone that brings you joy. Maybe it’s someone you haven’t talked to in a while; reach out to them and let them know you’re thinking about them.
Compliments. Play a game with yourself and try giving out as many genuine compliments as you can to people, even strangers. When we compliment other people, they feel good and it actually causes us to feel good, increasing our confidence as well. By giving out compliments we create a positive ripple effect around us.