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How to Start Dating with Confidence

How to Start Dating with Confidence

Dating with confidence is possible if you practice these five tips to shift your mind. Don't let the fear of rejection hold you back any longer. Dating with confidence is possible for you, no matter what your history. If you’re looking for love, don’t let the fear of rejection or insecurities from the past hold you back any longer. Everyone has gone through heartache, horrible partners and have valid fears about attracting the wrong person. But when you shift your mindset towards the healthy relationship that you want and deserve, you’ll feel more confident not only in dating, but in every aspect of your life.

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Avoid Self-Esteem Traps: Narcissism, Resentment and Jealousy

Avoid Self-Esteem Traps: Narcissism, Resentment and Jealousy

Self-esteem traps are mental mistakes that come from thinking you're superior to other people. But you can learn how to avoid self-esteem traps. Find out how.

You can avoid the self-esteem traps that create unrealistic self-importance instead of healthy self-esteem. You should continue to build yourself up despite possible self-esteem traps because living with low self-esteem has many negative consequences as well. Low self-esteem can make you unwilling and unmotivated to achieve what you are capable of, averse to relationships that you deserve, and it can make you vulnerable to depression.1 In order to protect yourself, it is, therefore, vital to build your self-esteem. However, there are ways that build self-esteem that can end up fostering other negative outcomes in your life, or self-esteem traps. If you want to maximize your wellbeing and have more positive interactions with people, then it pays to be mindful of the self-esteem traps of narcissism, jealousy and resentment.

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How to Build Self-Esteem After a Breakup

How to Build Self-Esteem After a Breakup

The end of a romantic relationship can lead many of us to think negatively about ourselves. But there are ways to build self-esteem after a breakup. Find out how.

Rebuilding your self-esteem after a breakup can be tough, as anyone who has gone through a rough breakup knows. During this difficult time, we can end up convincing ourselves that we are the only ones who have done wrong, focusing on – and exaggerating out of proportion – our negative actions and weaknesses. A breakup can lead us to believe that we are without value if our self-worth was tied to the relationship. In order to avoid this distorted perspective, it’s important to take a reality check and learn how to build self-esteem after a breakup.

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Five Ways to Improve Confidence Instantly

Five Ways to Improve Confidence Instantly

There are ways to improve confidence instantly, even if you're anxious or down in the dumps. Learn five ways to improve confidence and feel self-assured here. Did you know that there are ways to improve confidence in less than five minutes? Whether you are feeling anxious about a meeting, worried about a test or feel down in the dumps, these tricks have helped me shift my mind from fearful to feeling in control and they take just a minute or two of your time. These are ways to improve confidence.

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Self-Compassion and Self-Esteem Both Help Our Wellbeing

Self-Compassion and Self-Esteem Both Help Our Wellbeing

Self-compassion and self-esteem are both important to our wellbeing. Some psychologists say that self-compassion is superior to self-esteem, but that's untrue.

Self-compassion and self-esteem both help us develop ourselves and create wellbeing. But some psychologists argue that we should focus on practicing self-compassion because it is superior to building self-esteem.1 Dr. Kristin Neff is a well-known proponent of this view. She believes that trying to raise your self-esteem can lead to major downsides, including narcissism, anger and resentment. But while it may be true that we could all benefit from self-compassion and should avoid these drawbacks, this doesn’t mean we should ignore self-esteem. It can still play a vital role in our wellbeing.

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Anxiety Decreases and Confidence Increases: How Do You Do It?

Anxiety Decreases and Confidence Increases: How Do You Do It?

Increase confidence and anxiety will lessen. That's usually the way it happens. But confidence and anxiety disorders can exist together. Here's what to do. If you’re struggling with confidence and anxiety, then feeling self-confident and safe in the world around you is hard. Your brain is stuck in a stress-response mode, making you feel overwhelmed and uneasy. Anxiety isn’t a choice; it’s due to your biology, your environment and past experiences in the world that trigger doubt or fear. The more we know about the science of anxiety or anxiety disorders and what contributes to our level of distress, the more confident we become in our ability to overcome it.

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How to Boost Your Self-Esteem When You Have Depression

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem When You Have Depression

Knowing how to boost your self-esteem when you have depression can save you from a downward spiral. Discover how to boost your self-esteem even with depression.

Depression and low self-esteem can be closely connected, and boosting your self-esteem when they both appear can be difficult. When you live with low self-esteem for a long time, you may come to believe that you are inherently worthless, and this deep sense of worthlessness is a common symptom of depression. Conversely, if you’ve lived with depression for a long time, your self-esteem can be impacted. Perhaps when the motivation and energy are drained out of you, you lose confidence in your abilities and value. Boosting your self-esteem then can be particularly challenging.

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Mindful Social Media Habits Protect Your Self-Esteem

Mindful Social Media Habits Protect Your Self-Esteem

Mindful social media habits can protect your self-esteem. Here are four ways to be mindful on social media and maintain or build healthy self-esteem. Read this.

Mindful social media habits are important skills to learn to protect our self-esteem. Social media allows us to get a glimpse into the lives of so many people. Unfortunately, constant updates about people’s vacations, weddings, job offers, graduations and newborns don’t always fill us with joy. In fact, being inundated with everyone else’s highlight reel can damage our mental health. Many studies have shown a link between social media use and low self-esteem. For example, a study published this year found that one hour spent on Facebook is associated with a decrease in an individual’s self-esteem score, which authors say is influenced by the social comparisons that people engage in.1 But there are ways to integrate mindful social media use so that you can protect your self-esteem.

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5 Ways to Feel Confident About Your New Year’s Resolutions

5 Ways to Feel Confident About Your New Year’s Resolutions

When you feel confident about your New Year's resolutions, you're likely to make them stick. These five steps will help you feel confident to meet your goals.

Do you want to feel confident about your New Year’s resolutions? Do you want to head into the new year with the motivation and drive to achieve your goals this time around? Don’t let the fear of failure interfere with your confidence; you can do this, just follow the steps below for more guidance and tools for making this year the best one yet. Feel confident about your New Year’s resolutions.

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Develop Confidence and Self-Esteem: Leave Your Comfort Zone

Develop Confidence and Self-Esteem: Leave Your Comfort Zone

You raise confidence and self-esteem by stepping outside your comfort zone. Doing things that increase confidence builds self-esteem, and here's why.

Confidence and self-esteem are different, but by stepping outside your comfort zone to boost your confidence, you can also raise your self-esteem in the process. When we confront our fears or try new things – whether it’s through small or big steps – we challenge our model of who we are and what we thought we were capable of doing. Being confident does not necessarily mean you will have high self-esteem, but doing the things that boost confidence can help you raise self-esteem because confidence causes you to view yourself in a more positive light.

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