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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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You Can Practice Self-Care on a Budget

You Can Practice Self-Care on a Budget

Self-care on a budget is possible and imperative for your health. Here are 15 ways to practice self-care on a budget.

Self-care on a budget is possible. In fact, most acts of self-care don’t cost a thing. Self-care is simply the practice of treating yourself with enough respect that you honor and fulfill your own needs as they arise. Self-care on a budget is entirely possible.

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Respect Yourself: Stop Letting Others Take Advantage of You

Respect Yourself: Stop Letting Others Take Advantage of You

Everyone needs to learn to respect themselves and stop letting others take advantage of us. Just the other day I noticed that I was about to let someone take advantage of me. It may not have been on purpose, but the gal at the checkout overcharged me for an item. I felt this strong sense of unfairness and asked her nicely to change the price. She apologized and fixed the mistake.

This may sound like a simple example, but the truth is, each time you stand up for what’s fair, you respect yourself. When you stop allowing others to take advantage of you and respect yourself, your self-esteem improves

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Mistakes Lead to Amazing Learning Opportunities

Stop focusing on failures and mistakes. Learn from previous experiences and gain self-confidence with these tools.

Mistakes Lead to Amazing Learning Opportunities

Many people fixate on failures, mistakes, and previous experiences that keep them stuck feeling bad about themselves. Whether it be dating that jerk for far too long, not making the grade on the big test, or rejecting the job offer that sounded too good to be true, all these things happened for a reason. These experiences are not failures. Confident and secure people have something in common, they turn their mistakes into amazing learning opportunities and grow from them.

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29 Ways to Say No and Keep Your Self-Respect

Learn how to say no and not feel guilty. Build self-esteem and maintain self-respect with these ideas.

29 Ways to Say No and Keep Your Self-Respect

Learn ways to say NO and not feel guilty. Build self-esteem and maintain self-respect with these 29 ways to say no. Take a look.

“No” can be a complete sentence, but there are many ways to say no. Some people have a hard time putting themselves first and feel uncomfortable flexing their assertiveness muscle, which is key to building self-esteem. But when you take on too much, slide into the role of people-pleaser, or simply don’t want to do something, saying no is important. Saying no is an act of self-respect, and fortunately, there are many ways to say no.

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Simple FAST Skill to Gain Self-Respect

Blogger Emily Roberts will help you learn skills to communicate confidently with others and build confidence and self-respect.

Simple FAST Skill to Gain Self-Respect

Much of the anxiety around speaking up for yourself comes from the lack of experience one has in doing so. It can be really hard to practice self-respect when you don’t have the skills, have had experiences in the past that went poorly, or haven’t had much practice.

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