Each month I host a free 'Journaling for well-being' workshop. It's 30 minutes of support and inspiration for your journaling practice. We focus on two techniques:
1 - Wild writing, a free-style journaling method.
2 - Utilising guided prompts around a particular theme.
The theme for the session was confidently you.
A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.
The word 'confidence' derives from the Latin term 'To trust within'. If you 100% trusted yourself today, what would you be doing differently? What actions, behaviours and feelings would be present?
Confidence means different things to different people. What does it mean to you?
What do you think of when you here the term confidence? We can carry around a lot of assumptions, beliefs and connotations for this word. Some of which will not be helpful when we're trying to confident to our most confident self.
Confidence can be quiet. It does not always need to be seen. It can be a feeling. It can be private and just for you.
Our confidence ebbs and flows throughout our lives. It changes depending on the situation, on the people we're with and on the environment.
Confidence is a practice. Small practices we can do each day to build confidence, maintain resilience and develop our inner trust.
This month's journaling workshop focused on your confident self. The prompts below offer the chance to delve a bit deeper into yours and what confidence means to you. Try them for yourself, or take one to spend a little longer on.
What images, words and phrases appear when you hear 'confidence'?
Describe a confident version of yourself.
If you were that person today, what would you be doing differently?
In situations you want to build confidence, what do you typically do?
When do you feel your most confident and capable?
What would you need to stop doing to be the confident person you want to be?
What positive feedback do you often get that always surprises you or that you have trouble accepting?
Write yourself a note that you can refer to the next time you need a confidence boost.
I hope to see you next time for my free journaling workshop. Find out more, here.