Nov 03, 2017

 

It’s common to feel fear, self-doubt or anxiety – it makes you human. But it can also feel painful too. So why then, is it so hard to navigate our way towards healthy self esteem and trust in our innate strength and courage? Below, here are some handy ways you can feel brave and lion-hearted through thick and thin with the confidence boost to match. 

  1. Recognise that fear is a normal experience.

Fear doesn't imply an inability to be courageous. It’s a portal to grow. Some fears, of course, are healthy; they keep us alive. Others are toxic. Even if self-doubt is there to deter you, don’t give it more power than it already has. Choose love over fear and step outside of your comfort zone. It may be painful and scary at first, but the payout is always worth it.

  1. Inspire yourself

Fill your social media feed with people who motivate you. Have discussions with those who make you want to go after your dreams. Get into the habit of chanting positive affirmations. Do something that scares you. Be amongst those who prioritise joy and abundance over lack. Fill your cup intentionally with positivity because this boosts your mood and will help you feel more courageous and confident.

  1. Practice vulnerability

Vulnerability is the process of owning your story or situation. It allows you to take responsibility and stand strong in your conviction through humility and surrender. It helps you appreciate the experiences that have made you who you are. This provides the foundation for us to step forward more bravely as we begin to increase self-acceptance.

  1. Be compassionate to yourself

 When you feel afraid or worried, don’t judge your feelings as either good or bad. Come back into the present moment and use powerful mindfulness tools to recognise your fearful thoughts and feelings: release them and refocus your attention on what mattes what. If you need an extra helping hand, spritz I AM… BRAVE Courage Mist around your body and repeat the affirmation: “I am strong, I am peaceful and I believe in myself. I know my heart will always lead the way.”

 
What are some things you do to feel brave again? Tell us in the comments to win your free bottle of I AM… BRAVE!

 

It’s common to feel fear, self-doubt or anxiety – it makes you human. But it can also feel painful too. So why then, is it so hard to navigate our way towards healthy self esteem and trust in our innate strength and courage? Below, here are some handy ways you can feel brave and lion-hearted through thick and thin with the confidence boost to match. 

  1. Recognise that fear is a normal experience.

Fear doesn't imply an inability to be courageous. It’s a portal to grow. Some fears, of course, are healthy; they keep us alive. Others are toxic. Even if self-doubt is there to deter you, don’t give it more power than it already has. Choose love over fear and step outside of your comfort zone. It may be painful and scary at first, but the payout is always worth it.

  1. Inspire yourself

Fill your social media feed with people who motivate you. Have discussions with those who make you want to go after your dreams. Get into the habit of chanting positive affirmations. Do something that scares you. Be amongst those who prioritise joy and abundance over lack. Fill your cup intentionally with positivity because this boosts your mood and will help you feel more courageous and confident.

  1. Practice vulnerability

Vulnerability is the process of owning your story or situation. It allows you to take responsibility and stand strong in your conviction through humility and surrender. It helps you appreciate the experiences that have made you who you are. This provides the foundation for us to step forward more bravely as we begin to increase self-acceptance.

  1. Be compassionate to yourself

 When you feel afraid or worried, don’t judge your feelings as either good or bad. Come back into the present moment and use powerful mindfulness tools to recognise your fearful thoughts and feelings: release them and refocus your attention on what mattes what. If you need an extra helping hand, spritz I AM… BRAVE Courage Mist around your body and repeat the affirmation: “I am strong, I am peaceful and I believe in myself. I know my heart will always lead the way.”

 
What are some things you do to feel brave again? Tell us in the comments to win your free bottle of I AM… BRAVE!

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  • Posted On October 26, 2017 by Nyree

    When I need to feel brave I take a moment to visualise the people in my life who love me. I imagine them standing in a circle around me holding hands. There is a pure white light circulating through them and around me like a glowing protective cocoon. What is harming me is on the other side and can not penetrate the shield of their love. I am safe, I am brave. I hope this may help someone else in need one day.

  • Posted On September 24, 2017 by Courtney

    To feel brave again, I push through that fear of scared or the unsure realm when it arises, instead of backing away and letting it get the better of me. A little mental challenge to myself to push through it :)

  • Posted On September 11, 2017 by Robyn

    I am nearly 60 and for the first time in my life I am finally beginning to step out of my comfort zone and take risks instead of staying safe (and small). It’s time to step into my greatness!

  • Posted On September 01, 2017 by Shai

    To feel brace again I reflect.
    Reflect on the past. Situations where I HAVE been brace and realise I have done it before I can do it again. It’s so easy to doubt one self! Looking at achievements can really bring happiness and bravery :)
    I’m sure the brace mist would add a nice touch too ;)

  • Posted On September 01, 2017 by Clarissa

    To feel brave I look to the amazing creatures we share this wonderful Earth with and how resilient they are in the face of adversity, starting with my beautiful canine friend – a 11 year old rescue (ex racing & breeding) greyhound. I remind myself of the many times I overcame my fear to face challenges & accomplish dreams, such as learning to ride a motorcycle at nearly 40 years of age & continually advancing this skill by attempting rides that may scare me. Looking deep within myself through meditation to truly see & love myself for who I am, to move on & let go of what others think or expect of me so that I can do my best to live this precious life to the fullest. Ulimatelt, accepting that fear is a part of being alive & something all beings experience.

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