Stop Complaining and Take Back Control

If you find yourself constantly complaining, you must believe you have a real need to complain and your life isn’t where you would like it to be.  If you don’t complain, you probably know someone who does and it makes everyone feel uncomfortable. They probably try to avoid that person as much as possible.  Whether […]

Mindsets that Lead to Low Self-Confidence and How to Change Them

If you suffer from low self-confidence, you might be stuck in some negative mindsets that are affecting the way you think about yourself and, ultimately, your self-esteem. Negative mindsets tend to have a lot of “always” or “never” talk, creating a sense of entrapment and hopelessness. Here are some examples of negative mindsets that can […]

Can Inner Strength Have a Direct Impact on Your Outer Strength?

Just as your inner strength can affect your outer beauty through confidence, it can also affect your outer strength. There are different types of strength, of course – such as mental confidence and physical power. With both of these, your inner stores of strength and confidence will play an important role. How you present yourself […]

Reconnecting with Nature to Calm Your Nerves

Society places you in front of computer monitors in stuffy cubicles under florescent lights for hours each day. By the time you leave, there’s barely enough time to run into the deli to grab dinner, then collapse in front of the television – or worse yet, open your briefcase to more work! If you didn’t […]

Does Outdoor Exercise Help More With Depression?

The benefits of outdoor exercise have been confirmed. And it appears that, in many cases, outdoor exercise better aids in beating depression and negative moods than working out indoors. A revealing study conducted by the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry concluded that outdoor exercise in a natural environment contributes to your mental and physical […]

The Link between Low Self-Esteem and Depression

There are a lot of people who struggle with confidence issues, but there are those whose struggle goes much deeper than their confidence level. Those with low self-esteem seem to be more likely to struggle with depression. So are low self-esteem and depression linked and if so, how? What Is Self-Esteem? Self-esteem refers to someone’s […]

Writing Down Your Emotions

Not everyone is comfortable with some of the stress-relieving tactics that are available, such as joining a volunteer group, participating in an athletic activity, or even being confrontational to a certain degree. Stress, for many, is private, and that’s okay.  There’s a solution for everyone – even those who prefer to keep the things that […]

How Motivation Quotes Can Instigate Change

We become what we think.  This quote has been proven over and over again. If we perceive something bad is going to happen to us, many times it does.  On the contrary, if we believe something good is going to happen, this often becomes true as well.  Science has affirmed the link between positive expectation […]

Train Your Mind to Turn Negatives Into Positives

Stress and negative thinking are very definitely linked. Stress has been proven in countless studies to cause heart disease, unhealthy weight gain, asthma, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, depression and anxiety. And negative thinking actually causes adrenaline and cortisol (the stress hormones located in your body) to increase. So wouldn’t it be great if you could learn […]

Is Low Self-Esteem a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Sometimes, a person’s fears can become so strong that they play themselves out; becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts. This happens a lot for people with low self-esteem. Low self-esteem itself can easily become somewhat of a self-fulfilling prophecy, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. What Is Self-Esteem? Many people are unaware of […]

Five-Minute Relaxation Tips for When You Only Have a Few Minutes to Yourself

Relaxation is a vital part of the day. Although you may feel that you don’t have time for it, it’s important to make it happen. Taking time for relaxation every day is great for one’s health. Here are some five-minute relaxation tips that you can use throughout your day whenever you have the opportunity. Sit […]

Are Your Limiting Beliefs Stopping You from Achieving Your Goals?

Everyone has conscious or subconscious ideas that can become limiting beliefs that stop us from achieving our goals if we let them. Sometimes these beliefs are instilled in us in childhood and sometimes we create them ourselves. An example of a limiting belief that can get in your way of success is how you see […]

Evaluating Causes of Low Self-Esteem

Do you suffer from low self-esteem? If so, to truly work towards building a stronger self-esteem it’s important to understand the origins of your problems. There is typically a defining factor, and sometimes a combination of many, that are responsible for the beginnings of low self-esteem. Some of these contributing factors might surprise you. Childhood […]

Tips on Developing a Successful Mindset

State of mind can make the difference between a successful business and a failed one. It can make a difference in your personal satisfaction and how others view your business efforts. Developing a successful mindset is key. But how? Here are some tips. Be Realistic Having impossible-to-reach goals is a good way to set yourself […]

Do You Have the Courage to Embrace Your Spirituality?

Following our own dreams and beliefs is often not easy.  We’re afraid of what our peers will think and how they’ll react when they discover we believe differently from them.  This is true not only of small things such as the style of your clothing or the way you wear your hair, but will they […]

How to Make Your Motivation Soar Even When Faced With Obstacles

We’ve all asked the question:  How does the motivator stay motivated when it’s obvious he or she is being beset with seemingly insurmountable obstacles?  No matter who we are, we will all be granted a share of success and failure. It’s easy to stay motivated when we reach one goal after another.  We may even […]

What’s the True Definition of Inner Strength?

When we go actively searching for ways to beef up our inner strength, it’s because we’re in a state of helplessness – almost like we’re hanging on by a thread and feel like if we don’t get a stronger hold on our emotions and confidence, we could lose everything. Inner strength is defined by each […]

Ten Tips to Strengthen Your Self-Esteem

Your self-esteem is more than just the confidence you have in yourself. It goes much deeper than that, down into your feelings of self-worth and how much you respect yourself. Your self-esteem affects everything about you, from the decisions you make to your overall outlook on the world. A strong and healthy self-esteem is one […]

5 Ways Exercise Will Make You More Confident

Exercise not only burns fat and promotes a healthy heart, but it also makes you more confident. Self-confidence arises from the positive feelings you have about your self-beliefs. When you feel good about yourself and your actions, that positive energy makes you more confident in everything that you attempt. This all begins with exercise, which […]

Which Exercises Can Help With Depression?

Since mood-enhancing endorphins are naturally released whenever you physically exert yourself, are there some exercises which help cure depression better than others? The natural effect which exercise has on improving your mood does not really care which exercises you perform. You simply have to be involved in a physical state of stress or exertion which […]

Fear of Failure Can Hold You Back

Are you struggling to get started living your dreams and accomplishing your goals because you’re afraid you’re going to fail? It’s a natural feeling. Even the most successful people fear failure. However, the difference between successful folks and those who haven’t achieved their dreams and goals is what they let fear control. Fear of failure […]

Scheduling Time for You to De-Stress

Research has shown that constant, chronic stress can compromise your immune system, leaving you with weakened defenses against illness and disease. Stress also takes a toll mentally and emotionally and can leave you with a reduced ability to cope with situations that require clear-headedness. When you’re really stressed out, the feelings eventually spill over into […]

How Diet, Exercise, and Confidence Are Connected

Do you struggle with not feeling confident? While therapy and coaching can help, it may also be of benefit to address your diet and exercise schedules. The Connection When you eat well and exercise, it may help boost your self-confidence. Why? Here are some thoughts. Body Image – While exercising won’t necessarily result in the […]

Effective Steps for Managing Anxiety

Have you ever been in a situation that brought on sweats, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath? You probably weren’t having a heart attack but an anxiety attack. If you suffer from anxiety disorders, learning to manage it is the first step to overcoming it. Anxiety is characterized as extreme reactions to fearful situations. When […]

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