As you may recall from activity 2:
“When it comes to confidence, the terms that you use are crucial. Your subconscious mind will soak up the words that you use. Additionally, if you use certain words, you change your ways of thinking.”
In my opinion, the same happens with actions.
You may have heard of the phrases “act as if” and “fake it until you make it.” Well, if you haven’t, they basically imply that you should act as something, and eventually you WILL BECOME that “something.” So, why not apply this to confidence?
When you are next walking down the street, ask yourself how you can walk more confidently? Are you standing upright, are you looking forwards? Are you smiling at people? Are your shoulders relaxed and sitting back?
This does not only apply to walking down the street, it applies to everything. When you are talking to people, are you maintaining eye contact? Or are you looking away from them?
Right, I’m sure that those that are unconvinced are thinking “but how can acting confidently change your beliefs in yourself?”
Well, firstly, I would say that it is an imperative that you work on your beliefs. Activity 1 should help with this. However, reflection is just as crucial. Look at yourself and your achievements and consider what you’ve done!
However, just to add strength to the “acting” idea, whenever you have a thought, your subconscious will search for evidence for and against this thought. So, let us imagine that you look downwards whilst walking. Now, let us imagine that you have a thought as to whether you are confident or not. Your subconscious will say “Ah, you must be unconfident, you look downwards whilst walking!”
See how your actions can also help your beliefs?
Posting over the next two weeks
Due to the busy-ness of life, I will not be able to post until the 9th of December.
But, I do wish to have 10 activities for this segment on confidence. So, 5 more to go!
In the meanwhile, try these activities out! You have more time now as I won’t be posting for some time!
Have a nice evening and a nice weekendJ,