Today we had a lovely Assembly! Confidence was introduced as our February theme of the Month. We watched a TED-Ed video and were provided with 3 awesome tips to boost confidence! Here are the tips, taken from the TED-Ed Blog! I had to share – these are such great tips!!
This tip will give you an immediate confidence boost. TED-Ed suggests that you picture your success when you’re beginning a difficult task. For example, strike a powerful pose for five minutes before a challenge and/or listen to music with deep bass. Music can promote feelings of power. To learn more about some of the research behind these ideas, watch on body language and on motivation.
Do you believe that your abilities and talents are fixed at birth, like your eye color? Or that can they be developed — like your muscles? Researcher Carol Dweck defines these beliefs as the “fixed mindset” and the “growth mindset.” With a fixed mindset, you may be more likely to give up after an early setback — thinking that you’ve discovered something that you’re not very good at. But with a growth mindset, a challenge can be an opportunity to learn and improve. The truth is, the connections in your brain will get stronger and grow with study and practice. To learn how to change a fixed mindset into a growth mindset, check out .
Tip 3#: Practise failure: Face it: you’re going to fail sometimes. Everyone does. Studies show that those who fail regularly and keep trying anyway are better equipped to respond to challenges and setbacks in a constructive way. They learn to try different strategies, ask others for advice, and persevere. Need a little inspiration to move forward? Watch on how to embrace the near win. Face it: you’re going to fail
Okay Fossil! It is time to think of a challenge that you want to take on — and go for it! The world needs your confidence!
Source:Laura McClure (2015) - http://blog.ed.ted.com/2015/11/05/3-quick-tips-to-boost-your-confidence/