Category: Self-esteem

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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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What’s good about stopping Fast Food?

“Fast food” is not just what we buy in fast food restaurants. It includes processed foods such as chips, lollies, breakfast cereals, white flour, baked goods, and other high-calorie, low-nutrient foods. In this post, we’ll look at all the good things that happen when we cut out fast food!

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Can you be healthy while overweight?

Can you be fit while fat? Does being overweight directly affect your quality of life? It may not be apparent until a few years have passed. But just because the effects of being overweight are not showing doesn’t mean that they are not there.

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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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11 ways you can thrive during self-isolation

This blogpost contains some ideas on how you can look after your mental health during a period of self-isolation, e.g. due to COVID-19 (but it applies equally to isolation for other reasons).