We all have something we can be grateful for. Something that lights us up and makes taking those first steps into the world in the morning worthwhile. Use this gratitude as kindling for your confidence. You ARE someone that good things happen to. You ARE someone who can be delivered wonderful things. That’s where the smug bit comes in.

There are days that I wake up and the next thing to do on my list, the getting dressed and ready for work, the whole world of it is too much. So I do something I learnt from Sunday school. I count my blessings. In my head I start by saying I’m SO glad I woke up this morning. Feet on the floor; I’m so glad I have a soft bed and a roof over my head. Walk to the bathroom; I’m really really glad I have hot running water and indoor plumbing. And on and on it goes.

But what if you don’t feel like there IS anything? Maybe it’s a tough time for you and it’s just too hard to see right now. Firstly, I’m sorry to hear that. Life can be so hard sometimes. It knocks you down and leaves you there. Don’t forget there are lots of services out there with people you can talk to.

Now, about this list. Start small and work out. Number one, you are breathing in and out. Well done you. The planet’s spinning and the sun rose this morning. Confident people are those who are happy with themselves and their life. This list will start to get you really present to all the things you have in your life. The smug part will just come naturally after that. Ha.

Daily Challenge: Make a list of things you’re grateful for. What are you grateful for today?