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Eleven ways that your thinking lets you down

When we feel unhappy, our emotional disturbances come from our thoughts. Dr Albert Ellis identified 11 irrational beliefs that cause us to feel emotions such as anger, hate, worry, panic, insecurity, jealousy, passivity, procrastination, and other forms of escape. To reduce these unwelcome emotions involves training yourself to reject irrational ideas, to question their soundness so completely that you no …

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How to stay strong when things aren’t great

I don’t know about you, but my life has the tendency to go up and down. There are good days and bad days. At times, the bad days seem to linger for a lot longer than they are welcome. The longer the bad days stick around, the harder it becomes to stay on top of things mentally. It’s usually not …

What’s stopping you?

Do you have an idea of how your ideal life would look? Would you have a great job that you loved? Be in love? Travel around the world? Whatever your dreams or goals, have you achieved them? Research suggests that the majority of us never quite get there. The main reasons for this come down to our self-limiting beliefs. Do …

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Be Your Most Confident Self

It is not always easy putting your best foot forward. There are times when we all want to curl up into a ball and hide beneath the duvet covers. Life can be a trial, especially when you are always busy and have no time to look after yourself. You probably feel the threads of yourself coming away at the seams …

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4 Sayings That Will Keep You Strong When Life Gets Hard

  Mantras seem more cheesy than helpful. How effective are words? They’re only letters, so how do they give you the strength to continue in your time of need? Well, the way you view the things which happen in life impacts your ability to tackle them. And, the right saying can act as a vehicle to move forward when all …

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How to build confidence in 6 easy steps

True self confidence comes from the way you see yourself, not how others see you. When you build self confidence to a good level, you like yourself irrespective of what others think of you. Your self worth does not come from achievement or external validation. Rather it is an inner foundation/platform from which a person operates. Everyone has self doubt …

Think big

Think big It’s important to think big because you often get what you expect in life. This may not always work in terms of expecting fame and a ferrari and getting it but it definitely works in reverse. If you have low expectations, you will almost certainly live a life of disappointment and low achievement. That’s fine if you are …

How to stop living in fear

  How to stop living in fear I have spent a large part of my life living in fear. Fear of being broke, fear of rejection/of being alone and fear of failure have been constant companions for the most part. It has consumed me at times: Should I make this decision or that one to avoid my fears coming true? Should …

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How to survive when you want to give up

How to survive when you want to give up Life has its ups and downs but there are a few strategies that can help us to cope through the tough times. How to survive depends upon your attitude… 1) Keep on ‘trucking’ No matter how hard life is, keep moving forward. Keep putting one foot in front of the other …