Living your life mindfully helps you to see the bigger picture. So often we are moving so fast and not taking a moment to ourselves. We miss important things in life, like experiences, thoughts and feelings. We lose track of time and before long, we are living our lives on autopilot.
Mindfulness is stopping, slowing down, and realising what surrounds us. It’s connecting with yourself, nature, and your loved ones on a deeper level.
The practices you hold, the habits you keep and the knowledge you obtain all contribute towards living your life mindfully and creating a life you are truly happy with.
There are a number of benefits of living your life mindfully, including reduced stress, increased energy levels, improved self control, and greater confidence.
I want to share some simple daily practices below that you can start implementing today to boost your confidence, help you genuinely believe in yourself, and ultimately allow you to find peace, clarity and happiness in all areas of your life.
Learn to live your life with intention. Make your actions based upon your values and beliefs that you have. Let your mind guide you throughout your decisions and choices. Doing so helps open yourself up to new and important opportunities. As a result, this helps guide you seamlessly throughout your life. Living life without intention will create mess and chaos in your life. Instead, live your life according to your purpose and watch as you will be rewarded.
Practise mindfulness techniques
Stress, fear and uncertainty are often confidence crushers. If you notice your confidence is dwindling in the face of these feelings, practice a few different mindfulness techniques to bring yourself back to a place of calm, focus and clarity.
- Take a moment every day to jot down your feelings, mindset, or thoughts. Take what is jumbled up inside and get it out on a sheet of paper. This often leads to you receiving clarity and refreshes your mind. The Flourish & Fulfilled Journal is your creative space to be open, honest and vulnerable with yourself daily. With chapters to reflect, assess and develop all areas of your life, this is a journal that will guide your journey of discovering what your true purpose is.
- Enjoy a moment of complete stillness
- Everyday you should spend at least 10-15 minutes of personal reflection. A great way to do this is picking a quiet spot, closing your eyes, breathing deeply and connecting within yourself.
- Meditation draws your mind back and allows you to take a moment to reset. This ultimately helps uplift your mood, make healthier choices for your life, and motivate you to live your truth.
Kindness is an incredible confidence booster. When you make the conscious choice to go out of your way to be kind to someone else, you instantly feel good. And when you feel good, you can’t help but exude confidence.
I believe that in order to grow, we need to continue to learn and expand our mindset. We’re so lucky to have so many words of wisdom and guidance at our fingertips - we need to embrace the opportunity to keep flourishing! For me, reading is such an effective way to wind down. Not only that, but it allows me to keep evolving my knowledge and perspective on life. However, I also know that, for some, reading doesn’t happen so easily so to help, I've put together some of my top tips here on how to fit more reading into your schedule, as well as some of my favourite reads to get you started.
Move your body
Exercise isn’t just for your body. Regular exercise can help to reduce stress, feelings of anxiety, and symptoms of depression while boosting self-esteem and happiness. Even a small amount of daily exercise can have a huge effect for you physically and mentally.
Practicing gratitude reminds you of the beauty in the little things in life that you currently have. It helps you look at situations in a more positive light, build stronger relationships with people you love, and helps improve your mental and physical well-being. Try practicing gratitude daily and I can promise you that you’ll start to feel better for it. It’s a true way to live in alignment. Remind yourself daily of things that you appreciate and those that make you happy to be alive. Feeling grateful for all that you currently have brings you back to the present time - and the present is a truly wonderful place to be.
Speak to yourself with positivity and kindness
Your inner talk is the captain of your ship. It’s essential that you work on your subconscious voice daily. You can consistently work on shaping your inner voice to become an empowering, motivating, and confident place for you and your thoughts. Here are some ways you can transform your inner voice into a positive place that ultimately leads you to a happier, more fulfilling life.
Be your own cheerleader
It can be tempting to turn to others when your self-confidence needs a boost and seek compliments, instead give yourself some time to reflect on why you believe you are worthy. Write down your qualities and as many good things about yourself as you can think of - from thoughtful things you’ve done for others to aspects you love about your personality. Don’t be shy or hold back! Declare it wildly and believe it just as fiercely.
Know who you are and do it on purpose
Confidence is a result of inner acceptance - knowing who you are, your core values, and your purpose. Confident people are sure of their values and beliefs and are open to feedback and growth. Dive deep into discovering exactly who you are, what you stand for and what you want.
Affirmations are a direct line between you and your subconscious. They remind you of who you are, what you want, and that you have the power to create it. A sure way to boost your confidence and remind you daily that you are a Queen. Many of us are not aware of our negative thoughts or emotions that we fill in our brains. Positive affirmations help redirect those thoughts onto a positive track. It might feel or sound silly at first, but the more you practice - the more you will believe in your words. Positive affirmations manifest your dreams into your reality. I’ve put together a few affirmations to get you started here, alternatively you can grab your Affirmation Cards Set to inspire yourself daily and inject more mindfulness into your day.
I hope these tips have helped. I’d love to hear you favourite daily practices - share them with me in the comments below.