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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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How Procrastination Hurts Your Confidence

Learn 4 ways to stop habit of procrastination and start feeling proud of yourself. Putting off tasks and avoiding emotions leads to low self-confidence.

How Procrastination Hurts Your Confidence

Could your Candy Crush addiction hurt your confidence? They may not seem related but putting off a dreaded task or pushing away emotions can make procrastination a problem. Perhaps you avoid that project until the last minute, or feel lazy instead of motivated at the thought of another monotonous task and reach for the remote. Avoiding the work breeds more self-loathing thoughts and makes room for negative self-talk to arise, which makes your confidence plummet. 

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Acting Confident: 4 Mistakes You May Be Making

Therapist and blogger Emily Roberts explains mistakes people make when trying to be confident and simple solutions to fix them.

Acting Confident: 4 Mistakes You May Be Making

There are many mistakes people make when attempting to act confident. Last week’s post was a vlog on the difference between self-confidence and selfishness, a common misconception that can be detrimental to relationships and to ones overall self-esteem. Taking this a step further, the three big mistakes mentioned below can be uncomfortable to admit, and yet can help you tremendously on the path to building a better relationship with yourself.

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The Power of Coping Ahead for Triggering Situations

By learning skills to cope ahead of time for emotionally triggering situations and being aware of what makes us vulnerable will help to build confidence and self-esteem.

The Power of Coping Ahead for Triggering Situations

Coping ahead of time for stressful and triggering situations helps you keep your cool. Here are the skills you need to cope ahead and feel more confident.

The ability to cope ahead in situations that can be emotionally triggering is invaluable. Think about going home for the holidays. Almost everyone I know has some stress when thinking about the travel itself, let alone the dynamics in their family system. Just thinking about it may stir up some anxiety. By being aware of our vulnerability factors and having a tool kit of skills and resources available to you ahead of time, you’ll feel in control and confident. When we handle situations poorly or let our vulnerability get the best of us, we are likely to feel regret, defeated, and a lack of self-control; all of which effect our self-esteem.

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