Category: lack of confidence

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Feeling stressed? Strengthen your grit and resilience

Do you feel that you have plenty of resilience? And grit? The ability to persevere and not be diverted or discouraged indicate how successful we are likely to be in achieving our goals. This post explains what grit actually is, why it is important in life, and how we can develop it.

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How to achieve a growth mindset

Some people see mistakes as a learning experience, and persevere to achieve success. Others see failure as evidence that they have little talent in that area, and thus stop trying.A fixed mindset is, “believing your qualities are carved in stone,” whereas a growth mindset is “the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts.”

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Why self image is so important

What image comes to mind when you think of yourself? Perhaps you think of a confident, capable person, ready for whatever life throws at them. This self image acts as a blueprint for how we live our life. We normally behave according to our self-image and it can even include what we feel the future will hold.

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The top 10 personal reasons why people do not seek therapy

You want therapy to succeed. That’s why you made the effort to attend , and are willing to discuss how your situation can improve. However, some factors can make it more likely that the therapy may fail, or not succeed as well as it it could. The good news is that they are all within your control.

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How to succeed and conquer your inner critic

Most of us are familiar with that inner voice that tells us “I’m not good enough”, “I will fail”, “I haven’t prepared enough”, “I’m no good at that” “They will see through me” “I’m still fat despite following that diet”. The little voice in our mind can either spur us on to greater achievements, or demolish our self-confidence.

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How to help Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

People who experience OCD know the type of inner dialogue it creates. “Did I turn off the iron?” “Yes, I think I did. But if I check 10 times, then I’ll be safe”. The great news is that OCD can be helped by cognitive behavioural therapy and hypnotherapy to have a much smaller effect on our lives.

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How to look after your mental health post-lockdown

Research in March 2020 found that the social and financial disruption caused by restrictions had a much more marked effect than fear of exposure to the coronavirus itself. This article covers signs that anxiety may be out of control, and tips for overcoming this anxiety.

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Self-care – you’re worth it!

Mental health is recognised as extremely important. The Australian Government is spending $74 million over 2019-20 and 2020-21 on mental health services. In this post, we focus on the fact that you’re worth it! Its worth spending time and resources on self-care, and this post gives some ideas on how to do this!

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Self-care – its easy!

Lots of people get the wrong idea about self-care. They feel it’s splurging to do something extravagant for yourself. But self-care benefits us all. You can’t take care of others when your own well-being is being neglected. This post takes a look at some free and low-cost ways you can care for yourself.

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Change how you talk to yourself – beating procrastination – 4

This post explains how to tame the feeling that either encourages us to go do something else – thus procrastinating, or the critical voice… the one that tells us how much we suck because we didn’t get the things done we set out to do. It includes three secrets of getting things done.

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Beating procrastination part 3 – accountability

Beating procrastination can be hard. We do well for a few days, but then old habits set back in, or we get frustrated with lack of progress. A small setback at this point may be enough to stop us in our tracks. Creating accountability can greatly improve our chances, and this post covers four strategies to help ensure success.

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How to beat procrastination – part 1

Many of us have the tendency to put things off, and if you are one of the many people now spending more time at home, it’s even easier to do! The first of 4 posts, this article starts with self-forgiveness and then planning.