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MeditationYou Are Awesome

You Are Awesome

It's easy to let our nerves get the best of us when we're doing something big. This short meditation by Shine's Cortney Cleveland will help calm you down and remind you that you're totally in control of this moment.

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Yes, you're doing it. Maybe it's a presentation, a job interview, a big speech, a performance on stage, or maybe you're doing something equally nerve-wracking like asking someone out or starting a tough conversation. Whatever it is, don't worry, because you got this. Every moment like this one is a chance for you to grow and move forward. So first of all, congrats on stretching yourself. It's totally human to feel nervous, and actually, your nerves are there to show you that you care about what's happening. As much as you fee like nervousness is coming from outside of yourself, it's actually something you can also turn down from within. So let's turn it down right now. Take a few deep breaths with me. In and out. One more in and out. Think of something that you know you love about yourself. Now think about how you'll use that quality in this exact situation. If you're funny, you'll bring in your sense of humor. If you're thorough, you'll be able to answer every question that comes your way. Try and visualize the way you'd like to feel in that big moment. Maybe it's confident, calm, experienced. Those are all feelings you have inside of you right now. Let your body language match those feelings inside. Push your shoulders back, spread your chest, tilt your chin up. In and out. Now say the following with me, either out loud or in your head. I am awesome. I've prepared for this moment, and I know exactly what I need to do. I'm nervous because I care about the way this goes. I take pride in the fact that I challenge myself every day. No matter what happens, I'm going to learn and grow from this experience. Nobody can bring what I bring to the table. I'm facing this situation with complete confidence and control. Now get out there. You got this. Go get your shine on....


Duration4 min

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  • A former Buddhist monk, Andy has guided people in meditation and mindfulness for 20 years. In his mission to make these practices accessible to all, he co-created the Headspace app in 2010.

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  • Eve is a mindfulness teacher, overseeing Headspace’s meditation curriculum. She is passionate about sharing meditation to help others feel less stressed and experience more compassion in their lives.

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  • As a meditation teacher, Dora encourages others to live, breathe, and be with the fullness of their experiences. She loves meditation’s power to create community and bring clarity to people’s minds.

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  • Rosie Acosta has studied yoga and mindfulness for more than 20 years and taught for over a decade. Rosie’s mission is to help others overcome adversity and experience radical love.

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