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5 Reasons People Have Low Self-Confidence

5 Reasons People Have Low Self-Confidence

Understanding the causes of low self-confidence is a first step in boosting it. The most important thing to know about low self-confidence is that it is not your fault. The factors that contribute to low self-confidence combine and interact differently for each person. Your genes, cultural background, childhood experiences, and other life circumstances all play a role. But don’t lose heart — although we can’t change the experiences in our past that shaped us, there is plenty we can do…

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10 Self Esteem Tips to Feel Proud of Where You Are Right Now

10 Self Esteem Tips to Feel Proud of Where You Are Right Now

“Love who you are, embrace who you are. Love yourself. When you love yourself, people can kind of pick up on that: they can see confidence, they can see self-esteem, and naturally, people gravitate towards you.” – Lilly Singh Everyone needs a boost every once in a while. As much as we like to think that our self-esteem is fine, it always helps to give ourselves little boosts and reminders. If you find that your day-to-day life could use a…

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Give Yourself More Credit for Doing These Things

Give Yourself More Credit for Doing These Things

Let’s do a roll call: who here has been giving themselves a hard time lately? If this is you, it’s time to cut yourself some slack! You may not realize it, but there are countless things you accomplish every day that are absolutely praiseworthy. No, really! If we don’t give ourselves credit for the small stuff, how can we feel comfortable patting on ourselves when we accomplish something massive? The next time you start doubting yourself and your capabilities, reflect…

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A Birthday Introspection

A Birthday Introspection

One of the best things I like about birthdays is the opportunity to reflect. For better or for worse, I tend to do this often enough, but especially at this time even more so. I love me. It’s been quite a journey to get to a place where I can say that. There have been many, many days where my self esteem has been very poor (and there are still days where insecurities temporarily win battles) … but I now…

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Start Accepting Yourself, You’re Worth It

Start Accepting Yourself, You’re Worth It

Do you ever feel like you are simply never good enough? As a serial perfectionist, I’ve struggled for years with self-acceptance. On the one hand, never settling keeps me striving to continuously better myself. But, as many of you know too well, the thirst for self-improvement is nearly always companioned by a shadow of self-deprecation and self-loathing. There is nearly always that cruel inner voice behind every small triumph, whispering with critical malevolence, making you feel horrible in even the…

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10 Simple Habits Proven to Make You Happier

10 Simple Habits Proven to Make You Happier

A new survey of 5,000 people has found a strong link between self-acceptance and happiness, despite the fact that it’s a habit not frequently practised. The finding comes from a survey carried out by the charity Action for Happiness, in collaboration with Do Something Different. For their survey, they identified ten everyday habits which science has shown can make people happier. Here are the 10 habits, with the average ratings of survey participants on a scale of 1-10, as to…

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How To Make Friends With Your Inner Critic

How To Make Friends With Your Inner Critic

Today it’s my pleasure to introduce you to licensed counselor and intuition coach John Harrison. John has written a fantastic guest post about the benefits of negative self talk. Yes, that’s right! John shows us how to make friends with our inner critic and let it guide us back to authenticity. by John Harrison, LPCC      Sharon Martin, LCSW We all experience positive and negative self talk. We’ve been alive long enough to have experienced viewpoints of ourselves that…

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Learning How To Love Yourself

Learning How To Love Yourself

By Annette Colby, RD, the Official Guide to Energy Healing The most important relationship you will ever have is the one you have with yourself. Yet, how often have you heard yourself say, “I am my own worst enemy”? If your goals involve raising your confidence, ending depression, moving beyond diets or overeating behaviors, or just plain wanting to live a happier, fulfilled life, you have to know what self-love looks like. Learn how to define self-love and then how…

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What Loving Yourself Can Look Like

What Loving Yourself Can Look Like

There are many misconceptions about self-love. Some people assume that loving yourself is a cop-out or an excuse to do whatever you want—as in miss work just because, or spend money on some big purchase that’s going to set you back (i.e., spending money you don’t have). Some people assume it means not taking responsibility for your actions, or slipping into excess, or obsessive behaviors. Some people assume self-love is a synonym for hedonism. I totally understand why these myths…

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7 Good Reasons to Cut Yourself Some Slack

7 Good Reasons to Cut Yourself Some Slack

May 4, 2015      By Andrea Schulman Ever have the feeling that you’re just not good enough? Though it’s pretty normal for people to beat up on themselves, doing so can make life a lot more challenging as it can cause anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. To keep negative, self-critical thoughts from dragging you down, here are a few reasons to cut yourself some slack! 1. Repeat after me: There’s no such thing as perfect!  What would perfect even…

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