Enjoy a moment of calm and relaxation with the April issue of In The Moment Magazine – out now in the UK.
This issue's theme is confidence. Editor Kirstie Duhig says: "This issue, we focus on ways to nurture and build confidence – from practical steps that can give us the strength to break out of an unhelpful routine, to the confidence we can gain from accepting all the aspects of our personality, including the ‘imperfections’ we often feel we have to keep hidden.
"Positive psychology coach Gabrielle Treanor also shows us how confidence can help us to tackle overwhelm, whether this is the confidence to say no, or yes, or to ask for help. Like anyone, my confidence comes and goes.
"Recently, I’ve said yes to a few opportunities outside my comfort zone after deciding, towards the end of last year, that if fear of failure is really the only reason I have for not doing something, then I ought to give it a go. And what I have discovered is this: recognising that self-doubt is simply a feeling, and one that I can chose to ruminate on or not, really does make it easier to conquer.
"A few weeks ago I hosted a panel discussion in front of 300 people (public speaking has a pretty high fear factor for me), and not only did I manage keep my nerves in check, I actually really enjoyed it. Which felt pretty good. I hope that our features this month will help to empower and support you to move forward, to say yes to new opportunities and say no, or at least ‘not now’, when you know your energy bank is low and it’s high time you prioritised yourself. "
Read on to discover the other inspiring features inside our latest issue…
Find out how to be purposeful with 11 simple tips to unstuck, discover the transformative power of small wins, unleash new confidence by getting to know your shadow self, learn how we can face our fears through movement, explore the power of osteopathy and kansa wand face massage.
Reclaim your identity after a breakup, find out how to let go of 'perfect' and discover five brilliant books about identity in our latest bookclub instalment.
Discover how making the switch to sustainable fashion could be easier than you think, how to go eco when the people around you aren't on board, ensure your home is bringing you joy, find out how to trust your sense of direction in your working life, learn all about why we experience food cravings (with recipes from Jack Monroe and Melissa Hemsley) and Annabel Herrick explains why she believes that visiting an energy house healed her IBS.
Explore the mindful art of freediving, head off on an eco safari and discover why we need more than one way to look after ourselves.
Cover illustration by Harry Goldhawk.