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How to Manage Frustration with Confidence

How to Manage Frustration with Confidence

You can manage frustrations with confidence by using this DBT skill to help you feel in control. DBT's IMPROVE skill helps turn your mind around. Take a look.Did you know it is possible to manage frustrations with confidence? When there is no immediate solution to a problem, say you can’t find your car keys, or you have to do something you’ve been dreading, there is a skill that helps you manage frustrations confidently. The IMPROVE Skill is a dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) tool that I’ve found to be helpful for reducing daily stressors and drama that finds its way into frustrating my life.

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Reduce Anxiety and Gain Confidence in Five Steps

Reduce Anxiety and Gain Confidence in Five Steps

Reduce anxiety and gain confidence in minutes? Yes, the next time you feel anxious, gain confidence over anxiety using the AAAAH skill. Here's how.

You can reduce anxiety and gain confidence over your emotions, even during stressful times. I’ve struggled with anxiety since I was a child and have found some skills that help reduce anxiety, while also improving self-esteem. The skill I want to share with you has allowed me to feel in control when anxiety intrudes and my confidence declines. It helps me reduce my anxiety while gaining confidence.

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How to Boost Body Confidence This Summer

How to Boost Body Confidence This Summer

Your body confidence can decline dramatically over the summertime. This impacts one's mental health and self-esteem. Boost body confidence with these tools.Body confidence declines dramatically during the summer. The more skin you see, the more insecure you feel. This doesn’t just affect females, or people who have struggled with eating disorders. Everyone is susceptible to lower body confidence, which can interfere with building self-esteem and feeling confident in other areas of your life.

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Change Your Self-Esteem and Improve Your Life

Change Your Self-Esteem and Improve Your Life

Each day is an opportunity to change your self-esteem. If you struggle with negative self-talk, insecurity or believe that it’s too late to build self-esteem you are wrong. You deserve to feel confident and happy with your life. Others may have told you that low self-esteem is impossible to change, but that is not the case at all. In fact, small shifts can lead to tremendous gains in self-esteem and I have several ways you can change your self-esteem starting today.

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Don’t Look Insecure: 6 Ways to Change Behavior and Be Confident

Don’t Look Insecure: 6 Ways to Change Behavior and Be Confident

We don't want to look insecure, but there are behaviors we go to that make us look less confident. Here's how to not look insecure and start to feel confident.Your behavior can make you look insecure to others, but you don’t need to look insecure. Without knowing it, you may act in a way that shows others you struggle with confidence. However, we’ve all done it and instead of beating yourself up, learn how to change these behaviors so that you can appear confident and not look insecure.

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Don’t Let Toxic Thinking Patterns Rule Your Life

Negative thinking patterns can interfere with self-esteem and confidence. Therapist Emily Roberts has five tools that can help you transform your thoughts.

Don’t Let Toxic Thinking Patterns Rule Your Life

Toxic thinking patterns interfere with one’s self-confidence in a major way. How are you supposed to feel confident, or make the space in your mind to feel good when you focus on the bad? Your brain becomes attuned to looking for more negativity when you focus on it, so small shifts towards the positive can be powerful (How to Overcome Negative Thinking Patterns with Ease). You can identify and erase toxic thinking patterns from your mind.

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Emotional Manipulation in Friendships and Your Self-Esteem

Emotional Manipulation in Friendships and Your Self-Esteem

Emotional manipulation diminishes self-esteem and leads to abusive friendships. Here are six ways to spot emotional manipulation and protect yourself from it.

Emotional manipulation in a friendship is toxic to your self-esteem and confidence. The worst part is that the victims are generally people who are already struggling with loving themselves or co-dependency and who often lack self-confidence. This makes it hard to recover and to protect yourself from the effects of emotional abuse. The more you know about emotional manipulation, the easier it will be to protect yourself from emotional manipulation in your friendships.

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Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Take Control of Your Life

Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Take Control of Your Life

Being overwhelmed makes you feel that life is out of control. Stop feeling overwhelmed and regain control of your life with these tips. Take a look.

Are you feeling overwhelmed and need to take control of your life? If you’re not careful, stress and anxiety can take over your life. I often find myself with to-do lists that are far too long, anxiety that is far too high and little-to-no motivation. Sound familiar? I was sick and tired of feeling this way, and I bet you are too, so I made some small changes that allowed me to feel in control of my life and stop feeling overwhelmed.

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15 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress and Improve Your Confidence

You can manage holiday stress and gain confidence. Here are 15 tips that will help you stress less this holiday season.

15 Ways to Manage Holiday Stress and Improve Your Confidence

You can manage holiday stress, enjoy the festivities this year and improve your confidence with a few simple adjustments. The most “wonderful” time of the year is also when people have the most on their plate. It’s the end of the semester for students, work piles up, schedules change, families gather, and expectations are high. Everyone around you is frazzled, and it’s hard not to pick up on their negative vibes. When you manage the holiday stress in practical ways, it improves your overall confidence.

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How to Overcome Negative Thinking Patterns with Ease

Learn how to overcome negative thinking patterns, improve your confidence and take control over your mind with these easy tools.

How to Overcome Negative Thinking Patterns with Ease

You can learn to overcome negative thinking patterns and finally feel confident (How Negative Thinking Kills Your Confidence). The more your mind focuses on the negatives in your life, the harder it is to feel happy, and it interferes with developing confidence. Our society obsesses over drama and negative news which makes it hard to think in a positive way. However, you can practice these tools to help you integrate more positive thinking patterns into your life.

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