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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15 Of The Best Responses When Someone Talks Down To You

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Just thinking of their patronizing words makes your blood boil.

You want to put them in their place. You want them to feel what you’re feeling. 

And who wouldn’t? No one likes being talked down to. They have it coming. 

More than anything, though, you want to handle this in a way that you won’t have reason to regret.

You want to remember your response with a smile and with peace of mind. 

So, how do you deal with someone who talks down to you?

Read on to learn 15 of the best responses.

You’ll soon see why.

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Are You Socially Inept? 25 Of The Best Ways To Know For Sure

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What do you call a person with no social skills or who has difficulty making or keeping friends? Socially inept is one description that comes to mind.

When you think of someone who is socially inept, you may not think of yourself.

You probably figure since you have friends, you go out, you know people who like you, and you are good at your job, you must be socially skilled.

Otherwise, wouldn’t you be a loner?

Maybe, but here’s the thing.

People who are inept in social situations are often unaware of the fact that they are this way because it’s uncomfortable for their friends talk to them about it.

This makes sense because no one wants to risk hurting someone’s feelings, especially if it is a friend.

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51 Fun And Painless Ways To Meet New People

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When you live in one place for a long time, you establish a lot of friends and acquaintances.

You don’t realize how these concentric circles of people in your life create a familiarity that feels safe and comforting.

You take for granted how effortless friendships are that have so much time and history.

You know one another really well, you know what to expect from each other, and even if you don’t see your friends every day, you know they are there for you

They are the netting that holds life in place and gives you a sense of belonging.

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119 Uplifting Affirmations For Women To Use Daily

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Do you sometimes struggle with low self-esteem?

Do you engage in negative self-talk and neglect to praise yourself or show yourself love?

Women have so many demands on them — work, family and home responsibilities, children, and other commitments we make thinking we can and should do it all and do it perfectly.

Then we get overscheduled and overwhelmed and begin doubting our abilities and our own inner beauty.

To stay mentally, physically, and emotionally healthy and balanced, you have to practice self-care, and one of the best self-care activities is using positive affirmations for women.

An affirmation is a declaration or phrase that you repeat to declare to yourself your intention to make the positive affirmation statement true.

With each positive affirmation, you are reinforcing a vision of what you know can be true.

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