Has Your Self-Worth Plummeted? Use These 165 Positive Affirmations For Confidence And Self-Esteem

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What do you think about when you look in the mirror? 

Do you have pleasant thoughts and believe you are capable and worthy of love and success?

Or do you pick out everything that’s wrong with you and your life?

The things you think and tell yourself repeatedly become true for you and can significantly impact your mental health.

If your negative self-talk brings you down and makes you feel insecure, positive affirmations for confidence could help. 

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15 Easy Options To Not Feel Lonely All The Time

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Do you feel lonely all the time ? If so, you’re not the only one.

According to the Health Resources & Services Administration, two in five Americans report that they feel their social relationships are not meaningful.

One in five say they frequently feel lonely or socially isolated. Loneliness sucks!

People facing life challenges like death or divorce, and those with serious illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, mental illness or cancer are more likely to feel chronic loneliness.

There’s good reason to be concerned about loneliness.

Feeling lonely can greatly increase the risks of developing a variety of mental and emotional conditions. These include:

  • Mental health issues like depression, anxiety, mood disorders and cognitive decline.
  • Physical health problems like higher rates cardiovascular impairment, chronic pain, and fatigue.

Wondering why you feel so alone? In this post discover how to not feel lonely and turn things around so that you are not alone anymore.

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25 Things To Remember When Low Self-Esteem Kicks Your Butt

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There was a time in my life when I didn’t believe in myself. Having grown up in your average dysfunctional family, I found myself in the role of peacekeeper and people pleaser from a young age.

I believed if I was compliant and accommodating, I could keep everyone happy and prevent the wackadoodle behavior going on around me.

On a deeper level, I was afraid of being emotionally abandoned. When my efforts didn’t work, I tried harder.

Needless to say, over time I trained myself to stuff down my own feelings for fear I’d rock the boat further.

In certain areas of my life, this pattern continued into young adulthood. During confrontational situations, I either backed down quickly or avoided engaging altogether.

Although I was “rewarded” for being a pleaser, eventually my self-esteem began to waiver.

I had false beliefs that I wasn’t good enough if I didn’t comply to the wants and needs of others.

This mindset was unsustainable and soul crushing.

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Do You Lack Social Skills? 20 Basics You Need To Master

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One of my earliest memories is one when I was about five years old, having Sunday lunch with my sister and mother.

We were all dressed up for church, and afterward, my mom had taken us to a “white tablecloth” restaurant.

She was teaching us how to cut meat, holding the fork and knife properly, switching hands with the fork after cutting, and placing the knife on the side of the plate — a rather complicated series of movements for a child.

There must have been some other etiquette lessons thrown in at the time, because during the lunch, a woman eating at the restaurant approached my mom and said, “Your children are so well-mannered. You must be proud of them.”

I vividly remember my mom’s expression of pleasure and pride.

Our polite behavior made an impression, and the lunch left an indelible impression on me. People like politeness.

Having good manners and social skills feels good and makes others respond positively.

I was fortunate to have parents who placed a high value on social skills and manners.

Of course, I was raised in the South — so good manners were reinforced simply by nature of being Southern. Even as a grown woman, I still find myself saying, “Yes ma’am” or “Yes sir” to people a few years my senior. Old habits die hard.

But it doesn’t matter where you grew up or how you were raised in relation to social graces. Having good social skills will give you an advantage in your personal and professional life.

Even if you never had any training or role models, it’s never too late to learn new habits and manners.

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29 Signs Of Lack Of Confidence And How To Change

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Having confidence is a key part of living a happy life.

In fact, studies have proven that those with confidence make more money, have happier relationships, and are generally more successful than those who don’t.

When you’re confident in yourself, you believe in your abilities and maintain a sense of competence in everything you do.

Having low self-confidence undermines your faith in your ability to be successful and competent. 

Low self-confidence manifests itself in a steady feeling of inferiority that can prevent you from making progress and accomplishing your goals in life.

Interestingly, a lot of people don’t know exactly where they stand in terms of their confidence level.

They may feel confident in one area of their lives, but they lack it in another.

Many people have low confidence but aren’t aware enough to realize what is holding them back.

They don’t know why they don’t have the self-assurance that others seem to possess so easily.

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What To Do When You Think “I’m Not Good Enough”

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Most of us have moments when we think, “I’m not good enough” — for that job, that person, or that life.

Whatever home environment we had growing up, it’s less common to have a healthy sense of self-worth than to think, “What if I get this opportunity and then prove to everyone (including myself) that choosing me was a mistake?”

But there are things you can do to build healthy self-confidence and feel like you don’t have to be perfect.

That good enough is enough.

The 15 tips that follow can help expose the lie behind questions like, “Why am I not good enough?” so you can see the truth of who you are.

And the truth is way more interesting.

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I Hate My Life: 27 Of The Best Ways To Turn It Around

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Do you know anyone who says, “I hate life?” Is that someone you?

Most of us have hit rock bottom somewhere along the way.

When that happens everything about your world feels wrong, and you don’t know what to do to change course.

In fact, feeling this way can lead to depression which makes you feel even worse.

But experiencing that moment when you think, “I hate my life,” can be the turning point motivating you to make dramatic changes and propelling you toward success.

There’s no question — hating your life is a tough place to be. You feel hopeless and lack the energy to even take the first step.

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33 Of The Best Small Talk Topics And Questions

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Do you ever find yourself in that dreaded situation where you’re face-to-face with an acquaintance or stranger, and you’re forced to make some kind of conversation?

Whether or not you were expecting to be with this person, you’re now stuck in the moment trying to come up with small talk topics and struggling to know exactly what to say.

How was your weekend? What do you think about the weather?

Do you have any plans for the summer?

The prospect of having these short conversations can lead to anxiety, as you try to straddle saying enough while not saying the wrong thing.

Let’s review some small talk topics you can bring up in these uncomfortable situations that will seem neither forced nor awkward.

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