Meditation is a powerful tool to build confidence in your everyday life. It can help you demolish negative self-talk, stop overthinking, and get to the root of your anxieties.
Start with a simple mindfulness meditation, and turn it into a daily habit. Once you become familiar with the practice, you’ll be able to spot your thoughts in the moment and quickly catch them before they become self-destructive.
Try a Vipassana meditation, where you sit with your eyes closed and watch your breath. You don’t change the breath, but watch it as you become aware of all the thoughts and emotions that come and go.
The next time you find yourself feeling anxious or insecure, try to become more curious about the thoughts and feelings that come into your mind. Instead of adding a story to them or getting lost in them, simply observe them with an open and non-judgmental awareness.
You may also want to develop an anchor, a body part that you can connect with and feel when you feel confident or strong in a particular situation. You can find this anchor in your hands, by reaching up and touching your knuckle, or in your ear lobe.
Once you have an anchor, you can use it any time you want to feel confident. If you’re meditating in the moment, when you’re feeling a particular emotion or state of mind, you can touch your anchor and feel what it feels like to be in that feeling of confidence.