'Confidence: The Secret' by Katie Piper
‘Confidence: The Secret’ by Katie Piper (plus an extra strategy!)
Before we share more about this fabulous read, we wanted to talk about our final strategies for the week… Helpful thoughts and mantras!
Firstly, what’s the difference? Well, actually, they can be very different!
Helpful thoughts are a great first step towards changing your beliefs. They are NOT super positive, because if you currently believe something like, “I have never been confident”, it’s unlikely your brain is going to listen when you start chanting “I am super confident”. That being said, a small step in the right direction could be reciting something that is equally true but just a tiny bit more helpful, as this is more likely to get your brain on side. For example, “I am capable of feeling more confident”, or “with practice, I could be more confident”. Does that make sense?
Try to check-in with yourself and replace any unhelpful thoughts relating to confidence with this new thought each day and see how your beliefs change. It won’t happen overnight, so give it a go for around a month.
Now, if you rated your confidence at a 6 or above on Monday, your brain might be ready for a super-duper mantra, just like the examples I used in yesterday’s post… Take a look to find out more.
Back to today’s book recommendation.
Katie Piper’s ‘Confidence: The Secret’ is part memoir, part toolkit, and is great for anyone who wishes to feel more confident or wants to improve their self-esteem.
Check it out here.
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