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7 Ways to Deal with Emotional Distress

When emotionally distressed, your mind struggles to see and think clearly. The appraisals you make affect the emotional response that follows. If threat, uncertainty, doubt or fear predominates, the emotional [more…]

Facing Anxiety Triggers

When anxiety becomes a problem, the affected person is hampered by stressful symptoms that inhibit clear thinking and proper management of feelings. This then leads to avoidance and escape; we’re ‘wired’ [more…]

Taking a Look at Problem Anxiety

Anxiety can be an uncomfortable notion. Symptoms flare suddenly and are alarming and overwhelming. When panicky, a person’s fears peak at the possibility of dying. When worrying, no other focus seems possible [more…]

Regulating Anxiety

Excessive anxiety brings intense emotions, worrying thoughts and physical tension. Most people are able to physically locate the focal point of their stress, like tension in the jaw or across the forehead [more…]

Overcoming Anxiety For Dummies Cheat Sheet (Australian/New Zealand Edition)

If you’re trying to overcome anxiety, you need a broad-based approach to building a working model for understanding problem anxiety and specific treatment options that are based on sound principles of [more…]

Tips for Connecting with Coworkers

Because you spend much of your day with your coworkers, getting to know them and getting along with them are essential. Here are tips for forming stronger workplace relationships: [more…]

Assess Your Self-Esteem

Before you can determine what changes to make in your life, it’s a good idea to get a better sense of how you see yourself at this time. Answer each question as honestly as you can. Rate yourself on each [more…]

Recognize Your Cruel and Judgmental Self-Talk

Negative thoughts you have about yourself reflect your feelings about yourself. But realize that these are just your feelings — they’re not the actual truth. Most people began to have these feelings and [more…]

10 Principles to Build and Maintain a Friendship with Yourself

One of the most powerful ways to build your self-esteem is to be your own best friend. Practice these ten principles to love and support yourself: [more…]

Positive Words to Use in Your Affirmations

Saying and thinking affirmations often is one of the most valuable ways to change your self-talk. If you say uplifting things to yourself that help you reach your goals and reflect the sense of self-worth [more…]

10 Characteristics of People with High Self-Esteem

People with a strong sense of self-worth exhibit a number of characteristics. When you see these characteristics reflected in yourself and your actions, you’ll know you’ve arrived: [more…]

Ways to Build a Buoyant Personality

By brightening your personality, you open the natural flow of desirable qualities that will make you more appreciative of yourself and more appealing to other people. [more…]

Make Fear Your Friend

Fear is as real as courage. Although the value of fear isn’t as obvious as the value of courage, it does have its advantages. Fear is your instinct telling you that you’re uncomfortable — even if the situation [more…]

The Self-Branding Buzz

It doesn’t matter what your ears are tuned to — everyone is talking about self-branding. That’s the buzz, but do you really know what it means? Do you have a brand? If you were to deliberately create one [more…]

The Bully Needs Love, Too

Bullying in schools continues to be a hot topic. But why? Why would a child feel good about tormenting another child? Why is social media being used to embarrass, harass, and belittle others? Why are inappropriate [more…]

Self-Esteem For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself as a person. It comes from an inner knowledge that you are competent, confident, and worthy of a good life. You gain self-esteem by understanding yourself and [more…]

Self-Esteem Support: Organizations to Contact for Additional Help

Developing your own self-esteem is an important aspect of improving your life. However, if you’re facing more serious issues and feel you need additional assistance, try seeking out professional therapy [more…]

8 Tips to Balance Life, Work, and Sleep

Finding balance between your personal life and professional life can be overwhelming. With the high demands of a professional career, personal time is becoming more and more difficult to obtain due to [more…]

Life, Work, Sleep Balance Quiz

With the high demands of society, today’s workforce is spending more time at the office and less time at home. Often the time spent at home is running errands, doing chores, and then sleeping only to repeat [more…]

7 Things to Know about Irrational Guilt

Guilt can actually lead to self-improvement and build self-esteem. The problem for codependents is that their guilt is usually irrational and stems from shame and poor boundaries. Studies show that healthy [more…]

10 Guidelines for Mental Health Care Providers

Healthcare providers are natural caretakers and often are codependent. Codependency is perhaps even essential to being a good therapist. On the other hand, if their codependency is unchecked, mental health [more…]

6 Activities for Learning Self-Compassion

Do you have empathy and compassion for yourself? This is the core of self-nurturing. Children need it to thrive and build a separate psychological self. Children need their feelings mirrored and their [more…]

8 Tips for Handling Conflict

Codependents’ shame and low self-esteem result in problems with boundaries and dysfunctional communication. Self-esteem, clear boundaries, and the ability to be assertive are essential to healthy communication [more…]

Measure Success through Goal-Setting

If you could measure your success, would you say it’s a teaspoon, tablespoon, cup, quart, or gallon? Are you thinking that’s a weird way to measure success? Try it anyway. Close your eyes, ask yourself [more…]

10 Tips for Quickly Improving Your Self-Esteem

Developing your self-esteem doesn’t necessarily have to take a long time. There are many fun and pleasurable things you can do to improve your opinion of yourself and enhance your outlook on life. Here [more…]

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