Have you ever said to yourself, “I don’t feel confident, so I couldn’t possibly… [insert desired goal here].” Not many of us are taught how confidence truly works. We get it backwards. We believe we have to wait until we feel confident before we can act confidently.
In my new book, The Self-Confidence Workbook: A Guide to Overcoming Self-Doubt and Improving Self-Esteem, I show you the truth about self-confidence: what it is, where it come from, and how to master the rules of the confidence game. The book is based on evidence-based therapies, meaning they’ve been shown in rigorous research studies to work. Let’s look at each one and show how it relates to self-confidence. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Psychology Today.
We all have those dreams of ditching the daily grind and running off to a tropical island while a magical bank account generates us millions. But the experts have other news: Evidence shows that most of us are better off mentally and physically when we're employed. Striking the right balance of work, rest, and play in a supportive workplace is the best bet. But that can be easier said than done.
Anyone who has endured a nightmare job will know the dread that creeps in on Sunday afternoon as you prepare for another week of walking on eggshells around a difficult boss or the exhausting expectation to regularly stay late. Regardless of whether your stress is due to an insurmountable workload, an uneasy office environment, or a manager that specializes in put-downs, it's a situation that can eat away at your confidence and self-esteem, and even become demoralizing. Continue reading.
Originally posted on First for Women.
When someone is diagnosed with a mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety, first line treatments usually include psychological therapies and medication. What’s not always discussed are the changeable lifestyle factors that influence our mental health.
Even those who don’t have a mental health condition may still be looking for ways to further improve their mood, reduce stress, and manage their day-to-day mental health.
It can be empowering to make positive life changes. While time restrictions and financial limitations may affect some people’s ability to make such changes, we all have the ability to make small meaningful changes.
Here are five lifestyle changes to get you started: Continue reading.
Originally posted on Quartzy.
Do you constantly feel overwhelmed? Emotionally and mentally drained most of the time? If so, chances are you might be suffering from mental fatigue.
Mental fatigue is a condition triggered by prolonged cognitive activity. Basically, it sends your brain into overdrive, leaving you exhausted, hampering your productivity and overall cognitive function.
The most common symptoms include mental block, lack of motivation, irritability, stress eating or loss of appetite and insomnia. Mental exhaustion can affect you for both short-term or long-term.
If left unchecked, it can lead to all sorts of serious health problems, including anxiety and burnout. Research suggests that constant mental exhaustion can also impact your physical endurance. Continue reading.
Originally posted on Forbes.
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