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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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How to Use Positive Affirmations to Improve Your Self-Esteem

Positive affirmations can change your self-esteem. Learn how you can change your thoughts and change your life today with positive affirmations.

How to Use Positive Affirmations to Improve Your Self-Esteem

A great way to improve your self-esteem is to use positive affirmations. Positive affirmations may seem silly to some but they work. Many people have automatic thinking patterns that are negative. These negative thoughts may be so deep-rooted so it can be hard to change them without effort and awareness. Using positive affirmations can improve your self-esteem.

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Raise Your Self-Esteem: Five Ways to Feel Better Fast

In this quick video therapist Emily Roberts teaches you how to raise your self-esteem with five simple tips.

Raise Your Self-Esteem: Five Ways to Feel Better Fast

After a bad day (or year) it can be hard to raise your self-esteem and confidence but there are five ways to feel better fast. As you may know, there is no single event or experience that will make you a confident person or have high self-esteem, it’s a process. And even if you usually have pretty high self-esteem, life can make it difficult to sustain at times. Setbacks can sneak up on you and really hurt your sense of self. Nevertheless, try these five ways to feel better fast and raise your self-esteem.

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How I Recovered From a Self-Esteem Setback

A self-esteem setback can happen to anyone, even this therapist. Here’s what to do to prevent and heal from a self-esteem setback

How I Recovered From a Self-Esteem Setback

No matter who you are, you’ve likely experienced a self-esteem setback. When it feels like the world knocks you down, your self-esteem can diminish greatly. Whether it’s a breakup, breakdown, broken promise, tragic event or career challenge, other people and situations outside of our control do impact our emotions and how we see ourselves (Anxiety and a Sense of Control). I recently recovered from a self-esteem setback and know how hard it can be. However, the rewards to you, your self-esteem and self-respect are worth it.

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TED Talks for Confidence and Motivation

Here are five TED Talks for confidence building and motivation. These short TED talks have helped millions of people and can help you, too.

TED Talks for Confidence and Motivation

I love watching TED Talks for confidence, motivation and inspiration. These short and powerful videos allow me to learn from others, feel motivated and learn to think about life differently. There are some fantastic TED Talks for confidence and motivation that have made a huge impact in my life and the lives of my clients. In fact some of them start their day off with a TED talk instead of a cup of coffee. 

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How to Approve of Yourself Unconditionally

How to Approve of Yourself Unconditionally

A healthy self-esteem means approving yourself unconditionally. That does not mean you have to like everything about yourself and your life, but it does mean loving yourself as a whole person, as you are right now. If you’re like many people, you might be sabotaging your self-esteem by attaching conditions to your self-approval. It’s important to let go of those conditions, and learn how to approve yourself unconditionally. 

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Kindness and Improving Self-Esteem

Kindness and Improving Self-Esteem

Kindness can help you to improve your self-esteem, and that includes being kind to others as well as yourself. Kindness may be in the form of a smile, friendly words or thoughts, a random act on the street, volunteering, helping a neighbour or reaching out to a friend. Be kind to others as well as yourself and improve self esteem. 

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How to Use Social Media to Build Self-Esteem

How to Use Social Media to Build Self-Esteem

Like it or not, social media is a part of life, and you may as well use it to your advantage. You can use social media to build self-esteem. You hear of many people avoiding social media altogether because it messes with your confidence. While that can be true, social media does have some value, and there can be benefits from using it in a healthy way and in moderation. In a world when most people are using social media, you can feel disconnected if you don’t use it at all. Additionally, avoidance doesn’t help with self-esteem issues. Instead, you can learn to use social media to build self-esteem. 

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Stop Crash Dieting and Create Healthy Habits For Life

Stop Crash Dieting and Create Healthy Habits For Life

Crash diets are a hazard to your self-esteem and they need to be stopped. There are many reasons why people might crash diet, such as wanting to lose weight or getting into shape. Others might be following the latest celebrity trend or taking health consciousness too far. No matter what, crash dieting is not the answer (A Starvation Diet’s Toxic Thoughts). Note that the terms “crash diet”and “diet” are often used synonymously but there is a difference. Strictly speaking, diet is simply what you eat. It can be a healthy lifestyle habit and not necessarily a short-term way to lose weight. For your own wellbeing, stop crash dieting and create healthy habits for life.

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