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You Can Be Confident All Day Long

Want to feel more confident everyday? Try these tips for overcoming self-doubt and build unshakeable confidence in every moment of the day.

You Can Be Confident All Day Long

Every day you are faced with situations that can make or break your confidence. A late start, coffee spill, or inbox full of emails can stress you out, and bring about self-doubt. Interactions with others can lift you up or bring you way down. These experiences don’t have to take over your day, but often times they do. Rather than letting them get to you, try adding in these confidence building activities to keep you thinking positive throughout the day.

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Reduce Social Anxiety, Focus on Your Strengths

Reduce Social Anxiety, Focus on Your Strengths

Social anxiety can be a miserable experience. Symptoms range from mild to extreme, but regardless of the degree of severity, the feeling it creates is miserable. When we’re plagued by a fear of being judged, and not just judged but judged negatively, it’s hard to relax and enjoy interactions with others.

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Believing You Can Blossom in a Bipolar World

Believing You Can Blossom in a Bipolar World

My faith has waned. I don’t have faith that I’ll be able to complete a successful school semester due to my recent bipolar episode. If it happens again, I need to be prepared and I just don’t know how to do that. I’m worried that I won’t be able to do the work that I need to do. In my head I hear myself scream, “Failure!”

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Making It Through Some Bipolar Days

Making It Through Some Bipolar Days

It’s a gray day outside and I hate it. Spring is supposed to be filled with sunny days, but all we’ve seen lately is rain and gray days. I’m pretty sure it’s affecting my mood and I hate that, too. I’ve been full of anger lately. It eats at the center of my chest until I feel like there’s a gaping hole. I’m mad, too, that my bipolar medicine isn’t taking care of all my symptoms. I expected miracles and that just isn’t happening.

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After Bipolar Comes the Sun

After Bipolar Comes the Sun

I make it a practice to open the blinds in my house every morning.  My therapist suggested it once.  I appreciate the practice, even if I don’t feel like it on some days, because I ache for the sun.  Will today be the day it is sunny?  Will today be a good day where I get everything accomplished on my personal agenda or will I wallow in self-doubt and bipolar clouds?

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