Instant Confidence Booster: Say Your Name!
Have you ever had a fear of interviews, or public speaking, or pitching a proposal at work, or meeting your partner’s friends/parents/co-workers for the first time? A great little confidence booster is to use your name in relation to how you are feeling.
Sam’s example: Sam is scared to speak in a team meeting because Sam is afraid everyone will laugh at him.
Using your name tricks your brain into believing the stress is happening to someone else, thus gifting you with increased objectivity and less emotional reactivity. Conclude with a reassuring But Sam has lead team meetings before and that has not happened to help dispel negative thoughts.