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Introduction to Sam Woolfe, Author of ‘Building Self-Esteem’

Introduction to Sam Woolfe, Author of ‘Building Self-Esteem’

Sam Woolfe, new author of "Building Self-Esteem", shares his struggles with self-esteem, self-acceptance, depression and how he's handling these things today.I’m Sam Woolfe, and I’m really excited to start writing on Building Self-Esteem for HealthyPlace. For a long time, I have struggled with low self-esteem, low self-worth, harsh self-criticism and even self-hatred. Thoughts and feelings related to low self-esteem have, no doubt, held me back in many ways, but they never seemed like some big issue I had to address. That was, until, certain life events, stressful situations, magnified and intensified these thoughts in a depression.

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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

Could you do with a raise in your self-esteem? Learn how to raise your self-esteem and feel better fast with these five simple tips. Take a look.

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. Raising self-esteem is 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. Even so, there are at least five ways to raise your self-esteem and feel better fast.

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Stop Being Overly Critical of Yourself

Stop Being Overly Critical of Yourself

Being overly critical of yourself leads directly to low self-esteem, depression and anxiety. Learn ways to stop being overly critical of yourself. Read this.

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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How to Identify Your Good Qualities When You Feel Worthless

How to Identify Your Good Qualities When You Feel Worthless

Identifying your good qualities can be challenging when you believe you’re worthless. Here are some tips to help you identify your good qualities. Read them.

Identifying your good qualities can be challenging when you believe you’re worthless or have low self-esteem. When you’re feeling worthless, your negative thoughts distort your perception of yourself and you overlook the positives. However, they’re not the truth even though you might believe it. No matter who you are, you are not worthless and you do have good qualities. Identifying your good qualities even if you feel worthless can help guide you to the things you’re suited to, find meaning or purpose in your life, and most importantly, to see your own worth so you can build your self-esteem.

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

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

Self-care is important for your physical and mental health and relationships with others. Here are tons of tips to add self-care into your day. Take a peek.

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

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. Take a look.

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 Stop Being a People-Pleaser

How to Stop Being a People-Pleaser

Tired of being a people-pleaser? Being a people-pleaser is a drain on your self-esteem. It's different from helping someone. Here's how to stop people-pleasing.

Being a people-pleaser is a sign of low self-esteem. If you’re a people-pleaser, you go out of your way to make other people happy. Your choices or actions might be based on what others think, want or expect from you. Your self-worth is probably dependent on the approval from others, and it most likely reflects your personal insecurities. It’s okay to be kind and helpful to others, but to a point. Excessive people-pleasing is unhealthy and it can worsen your self-esteem. The good news is that you can stop being a people-pleaser.

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How to Be a More Assertive and Confident Communicator

How to Be a More Assertive and Confident Communicator

Learn how to become a more confident and assertive communicator. You will be able to assert yourself and feel confident with anyone after you see this video.

So many people have come to me with the desire to become a more assertive and confident communicator. They see others who do it well and want to feel that confidence but don’t know how. Perhaps 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 communicate assertively, you’re not going to feel confident in communicating with others and will feel lower self-confidence in general. Watch this video to learn skills that make you a more assertive and confident communicator.

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Learn How to Control Your Emotions and Feel Confident

Learn How to Control Your Emotions and Feel Confident

You really can control your emotions and be more confident in the long run. Watch this video to learn how controlling your emotions is possible.

You may be thinking, “Yeah right, it’s impossible control your emotions. If it was easy I would have done so years ago.” But responding wisely, or controlling your emotions, is 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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