Mindful Self-Awareness Exercise: Building Self-Confidence

Encourage scholars to build self-confidence by giving themselves a "word hug." Learners calm and focus their bodies to reflect on how they feel great, then provide a mental it verbal pep talk listing the positives that came to mind.  

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Instructional Ideas
  • Conduct the activity at the end of each week
  • Invite class members to share their word hug with their peers
  • Model positive self-talk frequently in front of class 
Classroom Considerations
  • The fifth mindful activity in a series of 10
  • The breathing activity is located in the first resource of the series
  • The language lends itself nicely to a growth mindset
  • Heightens self-awareness
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