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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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Stop Being Overly Critical of Yourself

Stop Being Overly Critical of Yourself

Being overly critical of yourself goes hand in hand with low self-esteem as well as other mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. Constructive criticism can be appropriate, healthy, and helpful at times; however, being overly critical is not. When you’re overly critical, you might have unreasonable expectations, exaggerate the negatives or you might be extremely judgemental of yourself. For a healthy self-esteem, it’s important to see yourself in a healthy, balanced way. To do that, you need to stop being overly critical of yourself.

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Why Self-Care is Important for Your Physical and Mental Health

Self-care is important for your mental and physical health. If you don’t practice self-care your relationships suffer too. Here’s a video and tips to add self-care into your daily routine.

Why Self-Care is Important for Your Physical and Mental Health

Self-care is important for your physical health as well as your mind, soul and, let’s face it, your overall health. Without self-care, your relationships with others can suffer tremendously. Last week’s blog explained how you can practice self-care on a budget, which is important. But true self-care doesn’t have to cost a dime!

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Your Rights in Relationships Matter

Your rights in relationships matter. Many people forget about what they deserve from romantic relationships and friends. Here are 10 rights you’ve got to have.

Your Rights in Relationships Matter

What are your rights in relationships? Do you feel like others take advantage of you or that they don’t listen to you? Do you feel like you wish others would be more appreciative or respect you more? If so, you need to get clear on what your rights are in your relationships, it will help you feel more confident and you will develop healthier connections with others. 

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Communicate with Confidence Using DBT Skills

You can use DBT skills to communicate with confidence.This video shows you how to use a brand new DBT skill to communicate with confidence fast.

Communicate with Confidence Using DBT Skills

If you use dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills to communicate with confidence you will notice incredible changes. Who doesn’t want to feel more in control and confident before entering a conversation, especially if there is some tension between you and the other person? This new DBT skill is one of the best skills I’ve come across to help you confident before you say a word. The video will help you use DBT skills to communicate with confidence.

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How to Be a More Confident and Assertive Communicator

Want to be a more confident and assertive communicator. You will be able to express yourself and feel confident with anyone after you see this video.

How to Be a More Confident and Assertive Communicator

So many people have come to me with the desire to become a more confident and assertive communicator. They see others who do it well and want to feel that confidence but don’t know how. Perhaps its because they haven’t had enough practice, they don’t know where to start, their emotions are too intense or because speaking up and expressing yourself is scary. All may be true but if you don’t speak up for yourself and you don’t communicate assertively, you’re not going to feel confident in communicating with others and in general.

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Learn How to Control Your Emotions and Feel Confident

Don’t let your emotions rule your life and drain your confidence. Learn how to control your emotions and improve your confidence with this video.

Learn How to Control Your Emotions and Feel Confident

You may be thinking, “Yeah right, it’s impossible control your emotions. If it was easy I would have done so years ago.” It’s not as hard as it seems. When you learn how to control your emotions your confidence improves tremendously. The truth is, emotions are intense and, at times, feel like they rule your life. When this happens, you have less self-control which leads to more impulsive and emotional decision making, depleting your confidence in the long run but you can learn how to control your emotions and feel confident.

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Stop Putting Yourself Down and Build Self-Esteem

Stop Putting Yourself Down and Build Self-Esteem

Putting yourself down can be damaging to your self-esteem and self-confidence. That includes the words you say out loud in addition to your internal self-talk. Negative words as well as thoughts can be very believable and they distort your perception about yourself. They impact on your sense of self-worth. When you talk negatively about yourself to others, the words have a greater effect. You’re also making it easier for others to put you down. The good news is that you can stop putting yourself down and build your self-esteem.

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How to Feel Confident in Situations That Make You Anxious

Want to feel calmer in situations that bring up anxiety? Whether its speaking up to your boss, taking a test, or leaving your house all of these situations can bring about anxiety for people. Try these simple and effective mindfulness techniques to help you feel more confident and calm in anxious situations.

How to Feel Confident in Situations That Make You Anxious

We all struggle with feeling confident in particular situations. Everyone has anxiety about something. For some, it can feel perfectly comfortable to talk in front of your family but speaking to the clerk at the store can be downright frightening. Whether you have to speak up, preform under pressure, or leave your house and go into the unpredictable world, the suggestions in this video will help you feel more confident in situations that make you anxious.

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Assertiveness and Self-Esteem

Assertiveness is important for a healthy self-esteem and for your overall wellbeing. Being assertive means speaking up for yourself, being able to express your opinions and feelings and being able to say no. Find out how to become more assertive.

Assertiveness and Self-Esteem

Being assertive means speaking up for yourself, being able to express your opinions and feelings and being able to say no. Assertiveness is important for a healthy self-esteem and for your overall wellbeing.

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