Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Tag: self love

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 […]

Look after yourself

Look after yourself

Do you often put others ahead of you and forget to look after yourself? I know I do this regularly. It may be partly because I grew up in a household where I didn’t matter much. Children were supposed to be seen and not heard. […]

22 Experts offer advice on self love

22 Experts offer advice on self love

We have so many things going for us, don’t we? Despite the limited number of hours in a day, we are somehow able to include time for work, family, friends, and even other extracurricular activities into our already busy schedules. But how much time do […]

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 […]

How to build confidence in 6 easy steps

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. […]

Why compassion wins over comparison

Why compassion wins over comparison

I’ve never been good with showing myself compassion. A lot of negative message growing up taught me to be incredibly self critical. I didn’t like myself at all and it’s taken 35 years (minimum) to get to a point where I can show myself a […]

The definitive guide to supreme self confidence

The definitive guide to supreme self confidence

So what’s the difference between self esteem versus self confidence? Self esteem is created by external validation and self confidence comes from within. Albert Ellis, a famous Psychologist was once quoted saying, “Self-esteem is the greatest sickness known to personkind because it’s conditional”. Self esteem […]

Why self compassion can make you happier

Why self compassion can make you happier

Developing Qualities of Inner Compassion Being  self ­critical can  be very stressful and  make us  feel worse.  One way  of  coping with  disappointment and our ‘inner bully’ is to learn be compassionate to the self.  This requires a number of things from us: 1.  Valuing Compassion: Some  people  are worried that if  they  are compassionate  with themselves  they  may  […]