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How Do People With High (or Low) Self-esteem See The World?

Contrary to the common belief, a healthy self-image isn’t that shiny or glamorous.

It’s something good. But it doesn’t always feel good. And it doesn’t always come across as something good.

In many cases, you have to go through a lot of pain in order to reach that highly sought-after healthy self-image and high self-esteem.

And you will not always have it. You will still have insecurities and flaws and shortcomings.

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19 Tips That Will Rapidly Help You Boost Your Self-confidence

Boost Your Self-confidence
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Without any further ado, here’s how to boost your self-confidence:

1.Define what self-confidence means to YOU:

We’re all different. And our differences must be considered when we talk about building self-confidence.

Think about it as a set of rules. Rules that you have to follow in order for you to feel confident.

For someone, self-confidence could mean giving presentations and public speeches.

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What is Self-Image: An In-depth Answer

What is Self-image

Sam suffers from a poor self-image.

He believes that no one likes him and no one will ever like him. He believes that he’s ugly.

And on top of it all, he doesn’t believe that one day he can reach his dreams. Like, he doesn’t deserve success.

Sam’s ideal is extreme. He believes that he should be liked by a specific type of people; the people who rejected him when he was young. You know, the cool kids!

He should be fit and athletic. Also, he should look so good that when he passes around, people notice him and drop their jaw in the sight of his gorgeous face.

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This Happens When You Give Yourself the Permission to Screw Up

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I’m a perfectionist. And, no, that’s not a good thing.

I used to think that being a perfectionist is linked to being a genius and doing an excellent work.

But it’s not.

It’s linked to fear, shame, and seeking approval.

I would do anything to avoid being seen as imperfect. Not because I want to do an excellent job; because I’m afraid people wouldn’t like the imperfect version of me.

Hard confession. I wish I can omit that last paragraph. But no, I want to suck and I want to do something imperfectly.
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I Don’t Deserve Happiness: Joy Is As Scary As Misery

Joy can be as scary as misery

In one study, they found that positive experiences can lead to a relapse in drug’s addict just as much as negative experiences can.

In other words, you can have a bad and a stressful day at work and then relapse. And you can also have a good day where everything goes right and relapse. Weird, but there is an explanation.

There are 2 explanations, actually. The first one is that you are having a good day and a lot of good things are happening, so you want to celebrate. The second explanation is that, in fact, joy is as scary and as painful as misery is.

I would like to stick to the second explanation. Here is why. Read More

3 Good Emotions That Most People Think are Bad

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Emotions don’t always have to feel good.

Or more ironically, they don’t have to feel good in order to call them good emotions.

For instance, the next 3 emotions feel terrible. Most people hate them. Say their name and most people will ask you, “how do we get rid of them?”

However, I dare to call them good because they can be used to produce good results in your life.

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5 Ways to Destroy Your Self-esteem (And Your Emotional Health)

There are many enemies to your self-esteem and general emotional and mental health.

However, some dangerous enemies go unnoticed. We don’t talk about them enough and let them sabotage our lives.

This list highlights 5 toxic mentalities and behaviors.

These behaviors and mentalities will gradually modify your beliefs about yourself. To the worst!

If you care about your self-esteem and mental health, deal with the below list seriously. Read More