The Free to Be 5 – Day Mindfulness Challenge:
From Insecure to Confident Through Mindfulness
Have you ever felt like you couldn’t stand up for yourself?
Do you ever feel like an outsider, like you don’t belong or fit in?
Have you found yourself reacting to everyone and everything around you, even the stuff that doesn’t matter and has nothing to do with you?
Do you feel clueless about how to get your confidence back and feel empowered in your daily life?
I can relate to all of the above. Building confidence and a healthy self-esteem has been a journey for me, and, honestly, it continues to be! However, with some simple tools of self-empowerment, mindfulness, and inquiry, I began to get my power back in my life and feel more and more confident in who I am.
The Free to Be 5 Step Process came together several years ago as a result of learning powerful empowerment and mindfulness tools from many wonderful teachers, including Eckhart Tolle, Jeneth Blackert, Jim and Jori Manske of Non-Violent Communication, the founders of Feminine Power and more.
As I grew and evolved into being more conscious of how I felt in the moment, what thoughts were going through my head and how these thoughts were making me feel, my beliefs about myself, life and others, and my actions in life or reactions to life, I realized that I went through a series of steps. These steps helped me go from feeling totally out of control and reactive in the moment to present, self-aware, self-forgiving, and empowered to choose who I wanted to be in that moment.
When you have low self-esteem or constantly think people are talking badly about you or don’t like you, it can feel like a war zone going out into the world. I constantly felt, and still feel sometimes, like I had to protect myself, be perfect so no one could find fault with me, be who others wanted me to be just so I’d be “liked.”
This way of living was totally unsustainable, though, and I learned, over the years, that I had to start being empowered in myself and consciously choose my actions and reactions in life. This was the only way I was ever going to achieve my dreams and feel good in my life so that I could make a huge difference, like I so longed to do.
Are you nodding your head “yes” as you read this?
I know that healing from the past can be a journey. Healing from all those times I didn’t feel wanted, good enough, loved or loveable. How painful is this?
But, I can tell you, there is another way! There is confidence beyond low self-esteem. There is self-care and compassion when low self-esteem pops up again. There are bright days, moments, months and years ahead. There is strength and courage to weather the storms of insecurities and lack of self-confidence that come and go as we evolve through our lives.
This is not about being “perfect,” it’s about being present and willing to love ourselves just as much as we love others!
Imagine life like this
Imagine yourself feeling confident, at ease, secure when you’re with your family, your significant other, your friends, while at work, while in the car driving, while traveling, when learning something new, in a room full of strangers.
See yourself smiling effortlessly at others and receiving their smiles too, genuinely being happy, content with yourself. The confidence and self-assuredness that you feel helps you feel grateful for who you are, confident in your gifts and talents, knowing you have something awesome to share in this life. You’re not above others, you’re with others and your brightness helps lift others up to shine theirs!
You’re making a difference just by being who you are: yourself!
Imagine how you’ll handle a situation when someone rolls their eyes at you, walks away from you when you’re in mid sentence, tells you there’s something wrong with you.
See yourself observing these situations curiously, from an empowered standpoint: present, aware, able to take the information in. You know, if you misstepped, you can learn from the situation, make amends, and take full responsibility for your actions, without beating yourself up. You allow yourself to be human, make mistakes, learn and grow just like anyone else. If you didn’t do anything wrong, you can heal from any hurt you may have felt, communicate with the other person to clear the air, if need be, and ultimately let it go.
How freeing is that? Ahhh, what a relief, right?
And, you know how to stand up for yourself, ask for what you need and set healthy boundaries when necessary from an empowering place that creates more clarity and closeness for you and others.
You know when to say yes. You know when to say no. And, you know when to just LET THINGS GO!
What a relief!
Can you imagine how this will change your relationships with those you love too and with those you work with, manage, lead, or even with strangers you meet on the street or drive next to in the car?
Imagine the difference in your relationships when you feel secure in yourself, confident to have difficult conversations, open to having fun and being who you are fully.
What if things stay the same?
On the flip side, could you imagine what life would be like if none of this changes? What your relationships or work life might look and feel like if it stays the same as it is right now?
I mean, it might be passable, but are you willing to settle for passable?
Do you know you’re worthy of living a great life? And, can you imagine how others will benefit as a result of your committing to living your best life?
Could you imagine something new happening in your life? Something different, where no one else needs to change, it’s your changing that makes all the difference?
The Real Deal
This is truly freedom, my friend. And, I mean it!
I’m on the journey just like you. I still get triggered, feel out of my power, feel low self-esteem at times. But, I use the simple steps of the Free to Be process to remember who I am: I am a part of and I belong here just like everyone else! And, I use these steps to help me recenter, get back into the present moment, become the objective observer, take responsibility for my own stuff and let others stuff go!
It truly is liberating. That’s why I want to share this course with you.
Here’s How It Works
You click here to sign up for the complimentary 5 – Day Mindfulness Challenge.
There are seven emails total for the 5 -Day Challenge. Each day you’ll receive an email, in your inbox with a short video, under 12 minutes in length. Each video will have an important tool and training for how to use the tool.
You can watch the video whenever you want or for how many times you want and study at your own pace.
On day seven, you’ll receive a thank you email and an opportunity to dive deeper into the Free to Be process.
You’ll walk away with practical tips and tools for being present in the moment, more in choice about your actions and responses to life, and feeling more confident in yourself, cause you know you got this!
“Working with Sarah was a real pleasure. She has the uncanny ability to get me to journey deep inside myself to find the other side of me. The side that lives where there are no boundaries.” – Carl Harvey
“The invitation to BE, arrived from a fellow namesake and vessel of light — Sarah Haykel. Working with Sarah, in her capacity as Free to Be Life Coach, over the course of 3 months awakened, inspired, and activated my joy for living in ways that I have not known or felt since childhood.” – Sarah M. C.
“Your class was a true awakening for me! Since then I have quit my job, got my 200hr yoga certification, and decided to pursue my passions in life (of which there is many).” – Jessica Cammelleri
Join the totally complimentary 5 – Day Mindfulness Challenge here and experience the change it will bring to your life and those you love most!