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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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Does Your Relationship Status Determine Your Self-Worth?

Being single, especially on Valentine’s Day, doesn’t determine yourself worth. In three easy ways, learn how-to turn your single relationship status into a positive experience which can enhance your self-esteem for life.

Does Your Relationship Status Determine Your Self-Worth?

Is your self-worth tied to your relationship status? All too often, people have a negative or judgmental reaction to being “single”.  Certain times of the year can be harder to be single than others. Valentine’s Day, the holidays and even hearing of close friends getting hitched can be a jolt to our mindset.

Feelings of Self-Worth and Relationship Status

Family and friends often perpetrate the myth that relationships equate to feeling whole, “Oh you haven’t found the one yet?”  as if one needs a partner to find happiness and security within themselves. This is so not the case and it’s important to become aware of your own thoughts and judgements on any relationship status in order to get clear on how it effects your self-esteem and self-worth.

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The Power of Coping Ahead

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

The ability to plan 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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Choosing Happiness

Learn how to choose to live a happier lifestyle that increases your confidence and healthy with 6 simple steps that you can practice now.

Choosing Happiness

For years, research has suggested that the happier and less stressed we are, the less likely we are to get sick, develop long-term health issues and lead more fulfilled lives. The more pessimistic, stressed out, and lacking in self-confidence we are, the more health hazards come our way. From stroke, heart attacks, depression, even cancer, many studies suggest that a happier life leads to lower risks for developing such health problems.

It can be habitual for some to look at the glass half empty, going through each day as if it is a burden, and consequently impacting their relationships with others and themselves. A lack of self-confidence leads to low self–esteem, fear of failure, negative expectations, self doubt, and unhappiness.

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The Authentic You

The key to becoming happier, building self-esteem, and comfortable with you is to become more authentic. Learn how to be more authentic, and attractive to others with these tools.

The Authentic You

What is the “authentic you?” When people say you’re not “being real,” they’re really telling you that you’re inauthentic. Let me give you an example to clarify the concept of the “authentic you.”

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to spend the weekend with some of my nearest and dearest friends. While with them, I was at ease and completely myself. I was Emily, and my friends love the true, authentic, sometimes clumsy, silly, happy, honest, real Emily.

I left the weekend feeling re-energized, at peace, and totally happy. I even made some new friends who wanted to make plans when we arrived home. Phone calls and emails came in asking when I was free. I was open to meeting them because I was being myself when we met. When you are your authentic self, you are undoubtedly attractive to others. They want to be around you, now and in the future.

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The Difference Between Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence

The Difference Between Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence

The terms self-esteem and self-confidence are often used interchangeably when referring to how one feels about themselves. Although they are very similar, they are two different concepts. It is important to understand their roles when looking to improve your overall sense of self.

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