Hold the guitar pick between your index finger and thumb with just the right amount of tension so you don’t drop it.
If you are doing a lot of strumming, try a thinner more flexible pick as these won’t be forced out of your hand. Medium and heavy sized picks are more suited to lead playing or more intricate picking. I use a variety of sizes and thicknesses depending on what I’m playing. Strumming with a thin pick gives a lighter feel when at- tacking the strings and the sound is less aggressive. I would suggest starting with a thin pick for rhythm playing. As you evolve as a guitarist you will find a pick that suits your playing style.
TIP: Carry a pick on you and practice holding it away from the guitar