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

Emotional Manipulation in Friendships and Your Self-Esteem

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

Feeling overwhelmed can impact your mental and physical health. Here are 10 simple things you can do to stop feeling overwhelmed and gain control.

Stop Feeling Overwhelmed and Take Control of Your Life

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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7 Ways to Stay Confident During Stressful Times

It is hard to stay confident during stressful times. Here are seven tips to help you feel confident while combating stress.

7 Ways to Stay Confident During Stressful Times

It may feel challenging but you can stay confident during stressful times. Many people give into old habits and negative thinking patterns when they are under a lot of stress. This leads to succumbing to unhealthy behaviors that can lower your self-esteem. You can combat stress and stay confident, it just takes some awareness and practice.

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Some Days It’s Hard to Be a Positive Person

It can be hard to be a positive person but these three tricks will help you break free from negative thinking and feel more confident in just a few minutes.

Some Days It’s Hard to Be a Positive Person

I’m generally a positive person, but is it hard to be a positive person? I look for the good in each day, make lemons out of lemonade and try to practice what I preach. When negative feelings take over it can be hard to feel confident. Today I was overwhelmed and really tried to be a positive person, but it just wasn’t working. I’d be lying if I said each day was easy or that every time I got knocked down I bounced back without a scrape. However I have learned some great ways to feel more positive even on bad days when it feels hard to be a positive person. 

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Don’t Let Negative People Harm Your Confidence

Negative people impact your mood and confidence. Here are 5 ways to stay positive when dealing with negative people.

Don’t Let Negative People Harm Your Confidence

Negative people impact your confidence and mood, draining your energy. Here are 5 ways to stay confident when dealing with negative people. Take a look.

Negative people are everywhere and negative people can harm your confidence dramatically. If we aren’t careful, their negativity can rub off on us leading to self-esteem issues, unhappiness and lower self-confidence. We can’t avoid all the negative people and energy that come into our lives but we can take measures to stay aware and positive. Don’t let those negative people harm your confidence.

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Feeling Insecure? 12 Quotes to Improve Your Confidence

You can use inspirational quotes to improve your confidence and self-esteem. Tired of feeling insecure? Here are 12 quotes to inspire confidence.

Feeling Insecure? 12 Quotes to Improve Your Confidence

Did you know that you can use quotes to improve your confidence? Sometimes a quick self-esteem boost can come from the wise words of others (Famous Quotes for Building Self-Esteem). Whether your feeling overwhelmed, disappointed (in yourself or someone else) or need a reality check, these quotes can help you.

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How to Stop Negative Self-Talk and Silence Your Inner Critic

Learn how to stop your negative self-talk from consuming your mind and don’t let it make you insecure. These tips help you talk back to negative self-talk and improve self-esteem.

How to Stop Negative Self-Talk and Silence Your Inner Critic

It can be hard to stop negative self-talk from consuming your mind, but it’s possible. The more you become aware of your sneaky inner critic and fight back, the easier it will become. Extinguishing negative self-talk is vital in the quest for happiness and building unbreakable self-esteem. It is a concept we are constantly fighting against in a society that perceives self-worth by race, status, youth, sex, power, money, attractiveness, attention on social media, and other external factors. 

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