Confidence underpins so many of our decisions. Lack of confidence is often behind our decision not to take risks, or to be more generous. It’s the thing that keeps us trapped in relationships or those jobs we hate. Time to check your own confidence?
Doesn’t it seem sometimes that the only way to survive the life’s pain is to barricade our hearts from all of it? I have created all sorts of walls around my own emotional life in order to protect myself from heartache, but I realized that I actually just created my own prison. Read more
People who lack self-confidence tend to undervalue, ignore or discount the things that they are actually very capable of. They approach things in a reluctant and tentative way. They feel uncertain and often seek reassurance from others. They also assume confident people rarely if ever feel unconfident, which is completely untrue. Read more
“I think the reason why the phrase ‘I’m not like most girls’ annoys me so much is because women have been conditioned to feel like they have to dissociate themselves from the female gender to be recognized as an interesting human beingRead more
Assertiveness is about standing up for our own rights while at the same time not trampling on the rights of others. If we fail to stand up for our own rights there are plenty of circumstances where people will ignore us. Want to check your own assertiveness? Then take the quiz:Read more
‘Thank you’. Two simple words that we learn from an early age. Parents encourage their children to say it on a regular basis. It’s a phrase people make a point of learning when travelling to a foreign country. Read more
Confident children reflect good parenting skills and whilst there is no perfect answer as to how children should be raised it’s important that influential people in a child’s life grasp a few of the essentials. We’ve provided a list of 50 confidence building tips. Some may appear contradictory, but it’s all about situation and context as to how appropriate the tip is:Read more
Dating can be an absolute nightmare for shy people. You want to meet the right person, but you’re too scared to do anything about it. They want to shake your hand but you know it’s cold and clammy and probably even trembles. What’s a person supposed to do?Read more
Everyone wants to be healthy. Some of us may be healthier than others but that doesn’t make it unachievable. You are someone that holds a great capacity to find your inner strength and true calling. Confidence has to do with self-awareness. So, to help you boost your confidence, here are some surefire ways that promoting good health habits to get you there.Read more
The saying “fake it till you make it” might actually be more accurate than we first thought. When it comes to body language, the way you communicate with your body can actually help to influence your mood. So, sheepish body language makes us sheepish, and confident body language makes us confident. Read more
Good ways to cope with adversity (difficult or unpleasant situations) makes more sense if we compare them with what’s useless. For example, if we try to deny a problem and push to one side it will come back and bite hard. Similarly, attempts to trivialise the issue or to become fatalistic about it aren’t helpful.Read more
Socially anxious people share a set of common beliefs. These boil down to thinking badly about yourself, setting standards that are too high, taking on too much personal responsibility and some issues around emotional reasoning. But why?Read more
Do you have faith in your ability to meet challenges head on and solve problems? Do you believe you can make a difference, or that you are effective, productive, and competent in the things you take on?
In most cases the development of self-esteem is a kind of transaction between parent and child. The better this relationship works the more the child feels valued, appreciated and safe. Enabling a child to explore their potential within a framework of love, and limits, provides a firm underpinning for development.
Fear of failure is probably the greatest obstacle faced by people when trying to achieve their business goals and ambitions. Fear has the ability to distract you from the path you have chosen and is something that will undoubtedly lead to regret later in life if not challenged and overcome.