I’m going to make a big old bold statement at the start of today’s post. Are you ready for it? I think to be a more confident version of yourself you HAVE to know who you are. Knowing yourself is something that takes a moment. It takes quieting the mind and just being with you. Add five minutes to the start or the end of the day {15 is even better} to just sit quietly and breathe.

Meditate basically. But without the pressure some people feel when you say meditate. Just breathe in. And breathe out. Let the thoughts come and go. Don’t get annoyed at them being there, just nod and let them pass you by. When my Dad first suggested I meditate to quiet my overactive mind, I was all kinds of terrible at it. And that was the point.

As a teen I would find myself up late into the night writing or swimming lap after lap in our pool to burn off what can only be described as manic energy. I would paint and craft and chat online for hours. I needed to be doing something. Is it any wonder that just being quiet didn’t come easily to me.

My mind would shout loudly at me, sometimes I was so worn out I would drift off to sleep, other days I would fidget like a squirmy toddler. It’s fine, he’d say, just keep doing it. Soon that time every day was something I looked forward to. A moment in my day to centre myself is something I miss and plan to start doing again.

I’m going to start today! And so are you. I don’t care if it’s in your car, the shower, in your favourite couch or in those final moments before you drift off to sleep tonight, take a moment to be quiet.  You’ll be amazed at what you hear yourself say.

Daily Challenge: Find 5 minutes to just be quiet.

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