We live in a fear-based world. We are taught to “do as you would be done by” or to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Yet in the next instant, we are told that thinking of ourselves, of putting ourselves first, is “selfish.” On top of these contradictory and confusing messages, we often receive the message as little children that we are “not good enough” or that we are “unlovable.”
We can be our own worst critics and may not even be aware of how hard on ourselves we are being. Our internal automatic negative thoughts become unconscious; yet they have a power that is not to be underestimated. They can lead to low mood, depression and anxiety.
There is hope, however. With commitment and practice, it is possible to discover these negative automatic thoughts (NATs) and to transform them into thoughts stemming from kindness, compassion, and self-love. Our thoughts are so powerful that they can change our chemical make-up. Continue reading
Sometimes it may feel as though there is a mystery to success, but the truth is that it often comes down to putting in the hours, and offering up your blood, sweat, and tears. If we’re honest with ourselves, though, we know there’s a gap between what is required of us and making ourselves do it.
How can we motivate ourselves to do anything we want to put our mind to? We’ve found the 5 most effective ways and are happy to share them with you below.
1 – Be Clear with Your Goal
What is it that you are trying to achieve exactly? Because being really clear, on what you’re aiming for, can be a great way to motivate yourself to attain it. When you face periods of exhaustion and low points, goals are going to keep you moving far better than any technique. Continue reading
Having low self-esteem can have a negative impact on virtually every aspect of your life, including your health, professional career, and your relationships. It’s impossible to have a positive outlook on life if you have low self-esteem. Thankfully, there are several ways to successfully improve it.
1 – Do the Right Thing
A great way to improve your self-esteem is to do something good. It doesn’t matter if you decide to donate some old clothes, volunteer, or simply be kind to strangers. As long as you help others, you will help yourself.
By doing something good and showing gratitude, you will feel better about yourself and you’ll come to the realization that your life may have a bigger purpose than you thought. This will without a doubt strengthen your self-esteem and make you look forward to life’s upcoming adventures. Continue reading