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Journaling prompts: seeking your confident self

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 'seeking your confident self'.

Confidence; it’s an inside job.

Confidence is not something we can touch or see, yet many of us so desperately want more of it. It has the promise of helping us achieve our goals. When we have it, we’ll apply for the job, we’ll leave the relationship, we’ll take the risk. But so often it feels out of reach. There may be days when there are glimmers of this elusive confidence, but it vanishes again without warning.

Confidence is not mystical, mythical or magic. We can all have it. We can build it, practice it and exude it.

But it is not something someone else can give you. It comes from within you - confidence means ‘to trust within’.

There is no one practice (and yes, it is a practice) that has the solution. There are some small techniques, which when used regularly, can be successful for providing a boost of confidence. Even more successful though is a broader practice of gaining understanding of yourself and accepting yourself for who you are. When you have self-acceptance, you find an inner confidence and peace that all is ok. It starts with awareness.

Try these journaling prompts for a greater understanding of your relationship with confidence.

  • What comes to mind when you think of ‘confidence’?

  • If you believed that your true, authentic confidence came from within you, how would that change your relationship to confidence?

  • Write about someone who inspires you and the qualities in them that you admire. How can you cultivate those same qualities within yourself?

  • Think of an area of your life you would like to feel more confident in. In what ways can you develop the inner confidence and self-trust to move forward?

  • What would you say to your younger self about confidence?

And don’t forget to register for the next free journaling workshop, here.

Alternatively, you can download my free journaling toolkit to get your started.

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