How are you feeling this week?
What have been your biggest wins?
What hasn't gone so well? What lessons have you taken away from these experiences? Are you ready to let them go now?
This week, I wanted to share some of HappiMe's top confidence boosting strategies!
According to Sky Academy and YouGov, over 33% of young people say they have a confidence issue. As we’re sure you will agree, this is 33% too many! If your child feels less confident than they would like to feel, check out these HappiMe top tips...
Top Tip 1:
Self-Reflection & Self-Congratulation
At the end of each day, either independently or with the help of a parent or older sibling, ask your child to reflect upon their day, thinking about any lessons they learned, along with anything they achieved… Perhaps they managed to listen well to the teacher, produce good work or cleaned their packed-lunch bag without being reminded!
Regular self-reflection, along with giving yourself a pat on the back, can help to promote a positive, self-confident mindset.
Top Tip 2:
What does mindfulness have to do with confidence? Well, let us explain…
Mindfulness is more than quietening your mind and letting go of your thoughts. Mindfulness allows a person to think more clearly throughout the day, too. So, if you are used to having lots of negative thoughts, like “I am not confident!” or “I can’t do it!”, practicing daily mindfulness can help you to catch those unhelpful thoughts, and turn them into more positive ones.
Top Tip 3:
Practice the Power Pose
Have you ever noticed how our favourite superheroes or the most powerful characters in the TV shows we watch often stand with their hands on their hips and their heads held high?
That’s the Power Pose!
Studies suggest that standing in this pose, in the mirror, whilst reciting a mantra or a helpful thought can help alter your brain chemistry, helping you to feel happier and more confident!
Give it a go for a month and let us know what you think… You can even put on your favourite, up-beat tune!
I really hope these tips help.
Oh, and before you go, here are some other useful links!
Study: YouGov and Sky Academy
Resource: ChildMind’s ‘12 Top Tips for Raising Confident Kids’
Book: ‘The Whole Brain Child’ by Dr Tina Payne Bryson and Dr Daniel J. Siegel
If you’d like a supportive ear, some advice and a chance to talk to someone, feel free to get in touch for a free, no-obligation chat today.
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Abby and the HappiMe Team x