Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Tag: self acceptance

Looking After Number One

Looking After Number One

Depression, anxiety, and stress can cause us to neglect many aspects of ourselves from our social life, to our everyday health. But, by ignoring these critical areas of ourselves, we are causing more problems and exacerbating our conditions.    Coming to terms with the fact […]

Thoughts on strong women

Thoughts on strong women

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent – Eleanor Roosevelt I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in […]

Signs that you don’t value yourself enough

Signs that you don’t value yourself enough

Have you ever asked yourself whether you value yourself enough? When we value ourselves we tend to have increased happiness levels, we maintain clear boundaries and we have no problem speaking up for ourselves. We are born blank slates, as we grow older we begin […]

The reasons why you feel so lost and wiped out

The reasons why you feel so lost and wiped out

People pleasing People pleasing often comes from low self esteem. We don’t like ourselves enough and this increases our need for external validation. We end up running ourselves ragged in an attempt to  feel better about ourselves. Not very clever is it? You will never […]

Stop caring about what others think

Stop caring about what others think

We all care about what others think of us to some degree. Evolutionary Psychologists say this is because we needed others to survive millions of years ago. If we were shunned from the tribe, our chances of survival dimished rapidly. We are social creatures and […]

What to do when you don’t like yourself

What to do when you don’t like yourself

I’m a big contender in the self hatred stakes. So what do you do when you don’t like yourself? I think my feelings of self loathing originated in my childhood. My parents were very critical of me and there were rarely any kind words. This […]

Body confidence and mental health

Body confidence and mental health

Body confidence and mental health are closely linked. Look at eating disorders as evidence of this. I know how not feeling good about myself can affect my mood and it can make or break my day if I feel good/bad about my body and my […]

Be yourself in a world full of haters

Be yourself in a world full of haters

Be yourself in a world full of haters. It’s the tougher option for sure. It’s so much easier to give in to peer pressure, to want to people please and be liked by everyone. We all know though, you can’t please everyone all of the […]