I'm a writer who captures the pulse of adolescent confusion in my Young Adult fiction, Sliding on the Edge and The Princess of Las Pulgas. Of course, I often reveal a lot of my Old Adult confusion while doing that. My first Middle Grade fantasy titled Alligators Overhead is out to good reviews, so that's making me happy.
Studies show that physical actions and positions can determine success and failure. If you see successful people you often see them with open faced expressions, not those pinched ones of someone who's worried they're not doing the right thing, the right way. Or you see them standing tall and poised for action. They're not hunched over, biting their bottom lip.
On those Insecure Days, (the ones I'd rather not have) I do six things.
STOP in place.
STAND TALL, SMILE and STRETCH out my arms with palms OPEN.
and SAY "Yes."
Once I do that, how can I be Insecure anymore? I've just said YES to the universe. It does make a difference and it's so much easier to get on with the business of writing a good book.