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Positive Actions Will Lead to Positive Thinking

Positive Actions Will Lead to Positive Thinking

I believe that positive actions will lead to positive thinking. To paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi, what you think ultimately determines your actions. With depression, however, sometimes you have to consciously choose actions in order to change your thinking. Positive actions will lead to positive thinking.

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6 Ways to Change Your Thoughts and Improve Self-Esteem

When you change your thoughts you can improve your self-esteem. Here are six ways to shift your thoughts from the negative to the positive.

6 Ways to Change Your Thoughts and Improve Self-Esteem

It may seem scary or even impossible to change your thoughts but you can change your thought to improve your self-esteem. The automatic thoughts you’ve had for years are familiar and served a purpose at one point in your life. However, think about how many of these are negative and hurtful. The more negative thoughts you have, the lower your self-esteem will be (How I Recovered From A Self-Esteem Setback). So wouldn’t it be nice to change your thoughts and improve your self-esteem?

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Negative Thoughts Consuming Your Mind? The G.L.A.D. Technique

Don’t let negative thoughts take over your mind and your self-confidence. Try the G.L.A.D. technique to help you live a more positive and confident life.

Negative Thoughts Consuming Your Mind? The G.L.A.D. Technique

Every day brings new challenges and opportunities. Many of us fall for the false belief that if the day started out badly or something messed with your confident mindset, then the rest of the day or week will bring more unhappiness. Rather than challenging the negative mindset, we let it consume our confidence. Instead of allowing these moments to crush your confidence, use this awesome technique to fight back and push yourself into a more positive place. When you take even the smallest step towards talking back to negative beliefs, you make strides in your self-confidence.

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Affirmations: Do They Work For Anxiety and Low Self-Esteem?

Affirmations: Do They Work For Anxiety and Low Self-Esteem?

I’ve been skeptical about helpful quotes and positive affirmations for a long time. To me, they smack of the denial present in some forms of positive thinking: keep up a cheerful facade, and everything will be fine.

I’m not down with this type of philosophy. Anxious people with low self-esteem also need the freedom to acknowledge their struggles in a safe environment, free from judgmental stigma and the oppression of relentless optimism. Sometimes, we need to talk about how not fine everything is.

However, some people swear by the power of positive affirmations. An enormous self-help movement, from Louise Hay to Tony Robbins, has been built on the premise that positive statements about ourselves not only make us feel better, they can heal our lives/minds/bodies/souls/children/parents/goldfish. Oh, and our dogs, too.

So, do positive affirmations really help repair our sense of self-worth? Well, it depends.

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Stop Feeling Insecure at Work

How to stop feeling insecure at work and feel confident about yourself and your job.

Stop Feeling Insecure at Work

Confidence in the workplace can be a challenge for many people. Thinking and feeling insecure about your performance, job security, picking up on others’ anxiety about work, or even interactions with co-workers can send many people into a negative mindset about themselves. Insecurity at work doesn’t just affect you at the office, it can take over your entire life.

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What to Do When Everything Sucks

A bad day can easily turn into a bad life, where everything sucks. Don’t let your mood control your mind, learn skills for happiness.

What to Do When Everything Sucks

On a bad day, hearing someone say, “look on the bright side” makes me cringe. It’s difficult to shift your thinking when everything around you sucks, and a generic, optimistic phrase can be even more invalidating to someone in a bad mood. If the bright side were easy to get to, everyone would be there. However, subtitle shifts, even when you’re having the worst day ever, are obtainable, they just don’t come easily to most of us. There are ways to find positives in life, even when it feels like everything sucks.

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How to Stay Confident and Calm During Finals This Year

Learn how to stay confident and stress-free with these tips for studying and making good grades to end your semester off right.

How to Stay Confident and Calm During Finals This Year

The end of the school year is notoriously stressful for everyone.  Finishing up projects, studying for finals and trying not to freak out about exams can be extremely difficult.  It’s hard to maintain confidence when everyone around you is stressing and the pressure is at an all time high. The past two weeks I have spent the better half of my time helping my clients who are students feel mentally prepared for success during these trying times.  

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Positive Thinking is Easier Than You Think

Learn how to break free from negative thinking patterns that contribute to low self-esteem. This quick video teaches you how to build more positive experiences into each day.

Positive Thinking is Easier Than You Think

Do you find it difficult, even impossible, to break through the blocks that keep you stuck in negative thinking patterns? Your self-esteem suffers when much of your day is spent focusing on the negatives in life. Learn how to add more positive experiences and interrupt the thinking patterns that don’t serve you with this simple approach in the short vlog below.

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10 Ways to Feel Positive and Confident

10 simple tips for increasing happiness, positivity & feeling more confident everyday.

10 Ways to Feel Positive and Confident

Positive thinking is essential to self-confidence and overall health. According to the Mayo Clinic, positive thinking has been scientifically linked to longer lives, lower rates of depression, increased immunity, and reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. We have been conditioned to think negatively, compare ourselves to others, and get stuck in self-deprecating cycles of worry. It’s all around us, in the news, on your Facebook feed, even in your home.

So how do you make the shift to feeling more positive and confident? Start small, with positive and intentional actions every day. The more you practice positive thoughts and behaviors, the more confident and self-assured you will feel.

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Self-Harm and Karma: My Religion of Choice

Self-Harm and Karma: My Religion of Choice

I’m not a religious person and I’m not the kind of person to argue about religion. Believe what you want to believe – easy as that. I’ve never understood why people feel the need to push their beliefs onto other people. Don’t make people change if they’re not willing to or are interested in changing.

Self-harm is similar, if looked at in that light.

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