Affirmations are positive, declarative, statements that you make about yourself that can help you to reframe repetitive, unhelpful, thoughts. Studies show that positive affirmations can help re-wire the brain in a way that boosts our self-confidence. Affirming things about yourself that you value can help bolster your overall sense of self and self-worth, and it can improve your ability to cope with destabilizing experiences. Personally, I use affirmations - coupled with a few mindful breaths - whenever I feel a bit wobbly before a big speaking engagement or presentation, and it makes a huge difference. What's your self-talk like? How do you boost your confidence and self-esteem? Send me a note and let me know!