Review: Mindfulness for Confidence by Tara Ward

Quick review for a quick read. This is probably the shortest book on mindfulness practice that I’ve read in a while. It specifically deals with one aspect – confidence – in a series of steps that spell out like so:

Step 1: ‘CON’ is for Contemplating Confidence
Step 2: ‘F’ is Fearing Confidence
Step 3: ‘I’ is for Invoking Your Confidence
Step 4: ‘D’ is for Dealing with Destructive Thoughts
Step 5: ‘E’ is for Embracing Confidence
Step 6: ‘N’ is for Saying No
Step 7: ‘T’ is for Taking it Forward

It’s a good step by step method and easy to do the meditations within (I found myself doing a few of the written practices in my bullet journal), but the drawback for someone new to meditation and wants something a little more vetted, this may be a little too open-ended and general. I did think it was worth the brief time taken to read and I found the exercises to be fun and thought-provoking, but I wish it had been a longer narrative to give more context and inspiration for these mindfulness practices.

Overall score: 2.5/5 stars.

Note: I received this as an ARC from NetGalley, from the publisher Arcturus.


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