Posted on Feb 18, 2021

"Everything that happens to you is your teacher. The secret is to learn to sit at the feet of your own life and be taught by it. Everything that happens is either a blessing which is also a lesson, or a lesson which is also a blessing." – Polly Berrien Berends

It sometimes seems that certain people are just born with confidence, and others struggle with negative self-talk and low self-esteem.  I believe that all humans are actually born with confidence, and if you loose it at some point, you are actually able to rewire your mind in a way that inspires confidence and improves resilience. Studies have shown that mindfulness meditation doesn’t just decrease stress; it can really change your brain.

How Mindfulness Helps Rewire Your Mind

As we’ve touched on previously, more than 85 percent of people suffer from low self-esteem. To begin building yourself up, you must push away the things that take you down. Negative thoughts and self-talk can dramatically reduce your self-esteem, and these ideas don’t necessarily come from a traumatic event; sometimes, they are born from a seemingly benign conversation or experience. In mindfulness meditation, you can rewire your mind to process these negative thoughts and make them easier to brush out of your mind. The key is to understand where they come from and when they may present themselves, so you can positively work through them. By learning to work through your negative thoughts, you can lead a more fulfilling life focused on the important people and moments that matter most to you.

The Power of Resilience

Along with building confidence, mindfulness can also significantly improve resilience when dealing with stressful events. By building confidence in yourself, you know that you can successfully manage and navigate emotions; therefore, you’re better equipped when life hands you something difficult. Using mindfulness strategies, you can take time to understand the challenge you’re facing, the negative parts, how they make you feel and discover what positives may come from it. This process is essentially a rewiring of your mind so when you’re experiencing a crisis, you’re able to accept the situation for what it is and work on overcoming it, rather than panicking or creating unnecessary suffering.

Creating a New Mindset

Building confidence and creating resilience can be difficult. Sometimes it can feel like people are inherently negative, and your subconscious can turn small insults or slights into a representation of self-worth. These negative thoughts can fester and overtake your mind and your self-image. Mindfulness allows us to interpret these thoughts, positively work through them and focus on the positive things currently going on in life. It involves relaxing your mind and body to respond to stressful experiences and keep you on track with the way that you want to live.

Join our Newest Program

Are you ready to make a positive change and finally start prioritizing yourself?  Join Sara and Les for our newest program to help rewire your mind for confidence and resilience!  New groups forming every other month.  Additionally, we have a special personal deep dive available for only 2 participants for each group.  Find out more here!

Recommended Books:

Ultimate Confidence: The Secrets to Feeling Great About Yourself Every Day By Marissa Peer

Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With the Heart of a Buddha By Tara Brach

Emotional Chaos to Clarity: Move from the Chaos of the Reactive Mind to the Clarity of the Responsive Mind  By Phillip Moffett

Beginning Mindfulness: Learning the Way of Awareness by Andrew Weiss

You Are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level

Creative Positive Self Esteem with The Mindful Movement

The Mindful Movement is an oasis that allows you to tap into inner peace, a positive mindset, and your ability for healing. If you are interested in practicing meditation, dive into the world of mindfulness and meditation with our video series and podcast episodes.

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If you are experiencing an overload of stress, it may show up as symptoms of anxiety, worry, or overwhelm. Our 21 day mini-course to gain freedom from anxiety is for anyone who is ready to make a change and release the grip of anxiety.  This includes a lesson about how the mind works, two hypnosis sections, self-inquiry work, and a powerful hypnosis recording that is yours to keep and listen to for at least 21 consecutive days following your completion of the course.

Start TODAY!  After you commit to taking this step to gain freedom from anxiety, you will be emailed access to the course immediately!

Let us know how we can help.  Please feel to leave a comment with any other suggestions, comments, or questions for the community!

With love and gratitude,

Sara and Les

The Mindful Movement