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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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Feel Confident Now: Ask Yourself These 15 Questions

Feel Confident Now: Ask Yourself These 15 Questions

Want to feel confident and achieve your goals this year? These 15 questions will help you feel confident fast. Take a look.

It’s likely you want to feel confident and happier this year right? Who doesn’t? Whether you’ve set a New Year’s resolution, decided on a goal or simply want to feel confident and secure more often, getting clear on why you want these things can help. These 15 questions will help you get clear on what you want and how to feel confident now.

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Set Goals that Work for You to Improve Your Self-Esteem

Set Goals that Work for You to Improve Your Self-Esteem

It's important to set goals that work for you to build your self-esteem and confidence. Here's how to set goals that work for you. Take a look.

Setting goals that work for you can improve your self-esteem. They give you a sense of purpose and something to work towards, as well as the motivation and means to get there (How Setting Intentions Improved My Confidence). Unfortunately, too many people set goals that aren’t right, resulting in disappointment and lowered self-esteem. However, setting the right goals can lead to personal growth and better self-esteem. Here are some ways of setting goals that work for you.

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11 Ways to Maximize Productivity and Gain Confidence

11 Ways to Maximize Productivity and Gain Confidence

Want to maximize productivity and gain confidence? Here are 11 ways to maximize productivity even if you're feeling depressed, anxious or overwhelmed.

Who doesn’t want to maximize productivity and gain confidence? At some point, everyone has struggled with feeling unproductive and likely noticed the impact that it has on one’s confidence. Putting off tasks, goals or daily activities can make one more depressed, anxious and insecure (How Procrastination Hurts Your Confidence). Whether you are trying to achieve a goal, break a bad habit or make the most of each day, it’s important to try and take advantage of the time you’ve got.

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45 Ways to Build Your Self-Esteem

45 Ways to Build Your Self-Esteem

There are ways to build your self-esteem. Try a few of these 45 ways to build your self-esteem. It's not as hard as you think. Take a look.

You probably know that building self-esteem is important for your mental health and wellbeing, and there are many ways you can build your self-esteem. Below is a list of tips for self-esteem building, compiled from posts over the past year. 

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A DBT Skill To Feel Motivated and Confident

It can be hard to feel motivated and confident even on good days. Learn how to feel motivated with this DBT skill. It will get you feeling motivated and more confident fast.

A DBT Skill To Feel Motivated and Confident

It is hard to feel motivated sometimes but you can feel motivated and confident with this dialectical behavior therapy skill, or DBT skill. Confidence can take a hit when we are feeling unmotivated and uninspired, leading to a bleak view about ourselves and the world we live in. Building mastery is a DBT skill that helps you feel a sense of confidence in control with your surroundings and within yourself. Essentially it means doing things that make you feel accomplished, whether getting better at something you already feel confident about or learning something new. It’s a great DBT skill to use when you want to feel more motivated and confident but just don’t know where to start.

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Do Things You’re Not Comfortable With To Build Self-Esteem

Do Things You’re Not Comfortable With To Build Self-Esteem

Do things you’re not comfortable with and see your self-esteem increase. Read these tips for doing things that make you uncomfortable to build self-esteem.

It’s important to do the things you’re not comfortable with to build self-esteem. That means stepping outside of your comfort zone and challenging yourself. Naturally, you may resist doing this because it might make you anxious, fearful or just plain uncomfortable. Stepping outside of your comfort zone does take effort and it might seem easier to do nothing. However, sticking to what you’re familiar with can keep you stuck and it can damage your self-esteem. In order to create change, you need to challenge your negative feelings and do it anyway. Do the things that you’re not comfortable with and build your self-esteem.

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How Setting Intentions Improved My Confidence

How Setting Intentions Improved My Confidence

Setting intentions can improve your confidence and belief in your abilities. An intention is a like a goal, but more powerful and effective, in my opinion. Intentions are the dreams that you want to achieve and the feelings you want to bring into your life. The short-term gains from setting intentions are that they can help you get a grip on negative thoughts to more neutral or positive ways of thinking the long-term gains from setting intentions may be improved confidence.

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Stop Using Avoidance to Deal with Self-Esteem Issues

Stop Using Avoidance to Deal with Self-Esteem Issues

It’s important to stop using avoidance to deal with self-esteem issues. While it may sometimes seem easier, avoidance is not a healthy way of coping, and it can cause more problems later on. Issues will still be present and they’ll probably become magnified over time. Avoidance can keep you stuck and it can worsen your self-esteem. Stop using avoidance to deal with your self-esteem issues and find a better way.

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How to Build Self-Esteem Through Exercise

How to Build Self-Esteem Through Exercise

Exercise is a powerful way of building self-esteem. It’s a natural mood lifter, it provides a sense of accomplishment and it helps you to look and feel better about yourself. While it’s good for everyone, it’s particularly beneficial if you have a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. It doesn’t matter what you do, as long as you get moving. However, it can be challenging to start or maintain exercise especially when you don’t like exercise, don’t feel like it, you’re anxious, depressed, tired or busy. The good news is that there are many ways to exercise and it doesn’t have to be something you dread. You can find ways to exercise and build self-esteem at the same time.

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