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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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8 Secrets of Positive People

Do you want to know the secrets of positive people? Here are eight ways they keep thinking and feeling positive.

8 Secrets of Positive People

Positive people have some secrets to share with you. Whether you struggle with negative thinking, low self-esteem or too many bad days, you can learn something from people who look at the world through rose-colored glasses. Positive people aren’t just born this way, they, too, have endured bad days and many have struggled with feeling good about themselves. That’s why the secrets of positive people are valuable, they’ve been in your shoes.

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How to Have Less Anxiety During The Holidays

Many people have more anxiety during the holidays and feel less control. These 5 tips will help you feel less anxious during the holidays this year.

How to Have Less Anxiety During The Holidays

Almost everyone I know feels anxiety during the holidays but I believe you can experience less anxiety during the holidays. I’ve struggled with an anxiety disorder for years and most of the year it’s kind of manageable. However, my anxiety during the holidays is often higher. Instead of losing it completely, I have learned a few things that help me feel more in control (well, most of the time). Here are several tips that help me feel happier with less anxiety during the holidays — and these tips can help you too. 

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Stop Quitting the Things You Enjoy Because You’re Not Confident

Stop Quitting the Things You Enjoy Because You’re Not Confident

It’s important to stop quitting the things you enjoy just because you’re not confident. If you’re like many people, you may be depriving yourself of things you enjoy simply because you’re not good at them or feel inadequate. Perhaps you don’t try something because you’re afraid of exposing your weaknesses or imperfections, you fear making mistakes or you fear failure. Perhaps you compare yourself to others or worry too much about what others think. You might feel vulnerable and that can be very uncomfortable. However, doing things for the sake of enjoyment is important for your self-esteem, mental health and overall wellbeing. Stop quitting the things you enjoy just because you’re not confident.

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Is Self-Esteem the Key to Happiness?

Is Self-Esteem the Key to Happiness?

Self-esteem might help with happiness, but is self-esteem the key to happiness? In answering this question, let’s look at the similarities between self-esteem and happiness. Both depend on your thoughts, both come from inside of yourself and they often go hand in hand. For example unhappiness or depression can trigger self-esteem issues and vice versa. Neither self-esteem nor happiness depend on externals such as money, status, possessions or other people. You can be happy or have healthy self-esteem regardless of these. Self-esteem and happiness nurture each other, therefore, building self-esteem can help you to become happier.

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Having Real Friends and Your Self-Esteem

Having quality friendships affects self-esteem in a big way. Find out how to make real friends.

Having Real Friends and Your Self-Esteem

Having quality friendships is important for your wellbeing and it affects self-esteem in a big way. The sad truth is that there are many people without real friends. They may not have any friends at all, or the friends they do have may be toxic. People without real friends are often judged harshly either by others or themselves. They may be seen as outcasts or they may be bullied. Internally, they may feel shame, loneliness or depression.

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Want To Be Happy? 9 Things to Stop Doing Right Now

Want to be happy? Stop doing these 9 things and start to make more room for positive thinking and experiences.

Want To Be Happy? 9 Things to Stop Doing Right Now

Most people want to be happier, but just don’t know how. Many of us make things harder than they need to be. It’s a habit that has likely become the norm for you, too. Maybe you’ve taken on too much at work yet again, found yourself in another unbalanced relationship, or have become stuck in a cycle of negative thinking.  All of these can sabotage your happiness and make you feel insecure. There is a part of you that wants to finally feel happy (otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this) and I’m going to share some happiness tips to help you achieve that.

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Are You Too Sensitive? Try These Tips

Stop feeling so sensitive and learn how to prevent your emotions from ruling your mood. Prepare yourself to feel more confident by trying these tips.

Are You Too Sensitive? Try These Tips

Sometimes, I wish I had a giant bubble to protect myself from the harsh realities of the world. As a sensitive person, I can relate to the anguish and anxiety that many of my clients face. At times, it may feel like there is nothing you can do to lessen the intensity of emotions that you feel. This leads to lower self-confidence and certainly less happiness. Sure, a teflon suit to deflect the bad vibes away and allow us to float through life with ease sounds fantastic, but the reality is we need to learn how to manage as a sensitive person in society.

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What to Do When Everything Sucks

A bad day can easily turn into a bad life, where everything sucks. Don’t let your mood control your mind, learn skills for happiness.

What to Do When Everything Sucks

On a bad day, hearing someone say, “look on the bright side” makes me cringe. It’s difficult to shift your thinking when everything around you sucks, and a generic, optimistic phrase can be even more invalidating to someone in a bad mood. If the bright side were easy to get to, everyone would be there. However, subtitle shifts, even when you’re having the worst day ever, are obtainable, they just don’t come easily to most of us. There are ways to find positives in life, even when it feels like everything sucks.

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Being Stuck in a Rut Can Harm Your Self-Esteem

Are you stuck in a rut? Feeling burned out or bored with life? This takes a toll on your confidence and overall happiness. Therapist Emily Roberts helps you get unstuck and feeling happy again.

Being Stuck in a Rut Can Harm Your Self-Esteem

So you’ve been stuck in a funk, lost the momentum or are feeling less than jazzed about your life. Maybe the dreams you have desired haven’t been working or the ideas you once thought would bring you happiness are no longer serving you.  Sound familiar? Your confidence and self-esteem takes a hit when you’re stuck in a rut; you lose balance on the tightrope of life and tend to freeze or take a few steps back into the “comfort zone.”

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