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Combat Negative Self-Talk with the Three Cs

Combat Negative Self-Talk with the Three Cs

Negative self-talk can hinder us from happiness. Fortunately there are several tools you can use to combat negative self-talk. The video below teaches a tool called “Catch it. Check it. Change it.” It will help you end negative self-talk.

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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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I’m Awful! Anxiety and Self-Criticism

I’m Awful! Anxiety and Self-Criticism

I must confess; I’m a bully. But not to others. I tend to bully myself relentlessly, criticizing what I do and don’t do, say and don’t say. It’s a nearly endless stream of self-denigration that runs always in the background, often in the foreground, of my thoughts. This harsh self-criticism is entangled with all types of anxiety.

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Looking For Love? Look at Your Self-Esteem

Looking For Love? Look at Your Self-Esteem

Are you looking for love in all the wrong places? Perhaps you’re single and searching for that soul mate. Maybe you’re in a happy, committed relationship, but still feel like you want something more. No matter what your relationship status, looking for love starts with looking inwards. Looking for love involves looking at your self-esteem. It’s more about the relationship you have with yourself than anyone else. Love attracts love; negative feelings attract more negative feelings. What are you attracting into your life?

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Don’t Let Your Negative Thoughts Control You

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Don’t Let Your Negative Thoughts Control You

Your thoughts are very powerful. Think of a snowball rolling down a steep hill, the more traction it gains, the more likely it will turn into an avalanche of snow. The same is true for negative thoughts. That tiny moment of “I can’t”, “I suck”, “I should be…”, can start the snowball effect in your mind. This can affect your entire day and life if you let it.

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How to Increase Your Self-Esteem Today

Each day we are faced with situations that can lower our self-esteem and affect our confidence, if we let them. Learn four simple ways to improve your self-esteem and stay positive even on the most difficult days.

How to Increase Your Self-Esteem Today

How can we increase self-esteem when, each day, we are faced with situations that can lower our self-esteem and affect our confidence, if we let them?

My friend recently applied for a new job and had rounds of interviews which were completely out of her comfort zone. A client of mine had to attend an event with people he had not seen in years, and was no longer close to. What do both of these people have in common? Situations that can wreak havoc on their self-esteem.

Here are four things you can do to increase your self-esteem and make sure your positive sense of self stays intact even on the most difficult days.

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How Negative Thinking Kills Your Self-Confidence

Do you ever wish you could be more confident and not let your negative thoughts rule your mind? This article discusses the relationship between negative self-talk and self-confidence, as well as tools to increase your self-confidence, fast.

How Negative Thinking Kills Your Self-Confidence

Have you ever had a day that just killed your self-confidence? No matter how hard you try, you can’t pull yourself out of the funk? And then, negative thinking takes over?

Let’s say you have a presentation at work that you are not ready for or you finally get the courage to call that romantic interest, alas no response. Both instances can feel like huge failures. Afterwards, you mind is filled with doubt; maybe you were nervous while giving the presentation and made a few blunders or the voicemail you left was filled with “ums” and awkward pauses. Then, your mind spins into a downward spiral; in pops another negative thought about yourself, and another, and before you know it negative thinking has brought your self-confidence to an all time low. So how do you bounce back?

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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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Overcome Negative Self Talk with a Writing Exercise

Overcome Negative Self Talk with a Writing Exercise

I know morning sickness is a good sign pregnancy wise, but ingrained into my subconscious I feel throwing up is considered a setback. So my anxiety is also on the rise with some nausea – not pregnancy related. I know the anxiety is because of something I am telling myself (aka self-talk). To figure this all out, I know I have to do a writing exercise.  So far, it is the best skill I have learned to help me overcome and manage my anxiety.

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