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How to Make Time for Self-Care Today

How to Make Time for Self-Care Today

You can make time for self-care no matter how busy you are. Self-care requires only a few moments (as often as you can) every day. Learn how to make time for self-care. Use these simple tips to make self-care happen in only moments at HealthyPlace.

Do you find that it’s hard to make time for self-care? We all have busy lives and play many roles, but if we don’t take care of ourselves and listen to what we need, it makes it harder to take care of the ones we love. When we make time for self-care on a regular base, research shows that most of us begin to develop healthy self-esteem, are more mindful and present, and feel more control over our mental health.

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The Low Self-Esteem and Self-Harm Connection

The Low Self-Esteem and Self-Harm Connection

Low self-esteem and self-harm create a self-perpetuating cycle of painful emotions. Learn why self-harm can result from low self-esteem and what positive coping mechanisms you could adopt to stop the cycle at HealthyPlace. Take a look.

There’s a connection between low self-esteem and self-harm as having low self-esteem can sometimes lead to repetitive, destructive habits1 – including self-harming behavior. It’s important to be aware of why having a warped and negative opinion of yourself can lead to self-harm, as well as take note of the positive coping mechanisms you can adopt when times get tough.

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How to Feel More Confident When You’re Intimidated

How to Feel More Confident When You’re Intimidated

You can feel more confident in intimidating situations when you follow this advice: communicate. Learn how to communicate to feel more confident at HealthyPlace. Don't be intimidated -- learn how to get through that fear and feel more confident today.

It’s hard to feel confident around others when you’re feeling insecure or anxious. Many people struggle with finding the right words, talking too much or not enough, which makes everyone uncomfortable. It’s very common to feel insecure around new people, in work or academic situations or when you’re in the presence of a strong personality. It’s possible to feel more confident, even in the most intimidating circumstances, with this quick communication tip.

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Getting Past Low Self-Esteem for Career Success

Getting Past Low Self-Esteem for Career Success

Having low self-esteem impacts your career success negatively. Learn how to regain confidence in your abilities when low self-esteem and career success collide at HealthyPlace. Remember, your inner critic doesn't have all the right answers. Check this out.

Self-esteem impacts career success and low self-esteem can be one of the countless roadblocks that you will encounter when you follow a particular career path. Whether you’re setting up a business or developing a skill that you’re passionate about, there can be a lot of hardship involved – you may make disheartening mistakes and be confronted with serious financial struggles (Emotional Resilience: Bounce Back from Difficulty). When you commit yourself to an authentic career path, low self-esteem is another major setback you may have to contend with. It can make you give up when the going gets tough and cause you to doubt your abilities. It’s imperative to shake off this mental baggage causing low self-esteem that hinders career success.

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What Does Healthy Self-Esteem in Relationships Do For You?

What Does Healthy Self-Esteem in Relationships Do For You?

The health of your self-esteem in relationships can make or break it. Find out how low self-esteem could be jeopardizing your relationship at HealthyPlace. You don't need self-esteem to be loved, but healthy self-esteem in relationships frees you to make the most of them. Learn how.

Building self-esteem in relationships requires effort. People may wonder, therefore, what they will actually gain by digesting all of this information and advice on building self-esteem and changing their habits of thought and behavior. Of course, we should promote healthy self-esteem not just because it changes how you see yourself but also because it can drastically improve your life in so many ways. Let’s focus on self-esteem in relationships as an example.

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Seeking Approval from Others Hurts Your Self-Esteem

Seeking Approval from Others Hurts Your Self-Esteem

Seeking approval from others and relying on their opinions to build your self-esteem is dangerous and unhealthy. Visit HealthyPlace to learn why determining your worth on your own is healthier than seeking approval from others.

The habit of seeking approval from others can destroy your self-esteem. When people around you are concerned that you have low self-esteem or that you always harshly criticise yourself, they will want to point out all of your likable characteristics and virtues. These comments may come from a place of care and support and may be just what you need to snap out of negative self-talk. However, there is also a risk of relying on these self-esteem boosts from others in order to feel good about yourself. If you want to gain and maintain a stronger form of self-esteem, it’s vital to determine your own self-worth and to stop seeking approval from others.

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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, and horrible partners and has 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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