What I have come to realise is that confidence is simply this- loving yourself.
Confidence is when an adult or a child feels so completely connected to who they really are; they naturally feel comfortable to show it to the world.
And this is where self-love comes into play.
The best way I feel a parent can help their child to build this self-love muscle is through doing the work themselves.
After all children simply copy what parents demonstrate in their own lives?
Self-acceptance and self-love can literally just mean being easy on yourself; knowing that you are doing the best that you can in this given moment.
Knowing that if you knew any different or better that you would be doing it now. Knowing that many of your own limitations were just beliefs and fears passed down to you from your parents and teachers and don’t actually belong to you.
Getting in tune with yourself and loving yourself a little more can be the difference between your child cultivating this or not.
A simple top tip for beginning the self-love journey:
Place your hands on each part of your body from your head all the way down to your toes (while trying your best not to break out into the classic ‘head, shoulders, knees and toes…knees and toes…) and say out loud or in your mind “I love and accept myself”
Simple as that. I love and accept myself. I love and accept myself.
This activity can even be done with children and will really demonstrate to them what self-love is and how important it is.
Confidence IS NOT being loud and proud. Confidence is just loving yourself enough to be yourself.
Keep being uniquely you.
To your wellbeing
Love Jen xx
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