Self-Abandonment: What It Is and How to Stop

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Self-Abandonment: What It Is and How to Stop

Do you have a hard time trusting yourself? Do you hide parts of yourself – your feelings, beliefs, and ideas – in order to fit in or please others? Do you diminish or discount your feelings because you think they don’t matter? This is self-abandonment. We abandon ourselves when we don’t value ourselves, when we […]

Choose Yourself: You Matter

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Choose Yourself Because You Matter

In this article, learn how to “choose yourself” and why it’s important to stand-up for yourself, practice self-care, express your opinions, and validate yourself. Do you back down from your boundaries and allow others to mistreat you? Do you ignore your needs so you can satisfy someone else’s needs? Do you ignore or minimize your […]

20 Affirmations to Help Build Your Self-Esteem

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Use these 20 affirmations to help build your self-esteem, think positively, and reduce codependency and perfectionism. Would you like to increase your self-esteem in 2020? Do you want to reduce codependency and perfectionism and treat yourself with more compassion? Even though nothing magically changes on January 1st, most of us like the idea of a […]

17 Ways to Validate Yourself

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Ways to validate yourself

Everyone needs validation—to feel accepted and understood. However, we can’t always get validation for others. Therefore, it’s important to know how to validate yourself.  It feels good to be praised, to have your feelings affirmed, to be told you did a good job, and to be appreciated. It’s normal to want validation from others—your parents, […]

12 Reminders That Will Help Change Your Codependent Thinking

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12 Reminder to Change Codependent Thinking

Codependent thinking is distorted and unhelpful. Learn to challenge codependent and replace them with positive, healthy affirmations. Codependent thinking and behaviors can sabotage our health, happiness, and relationships. Here are some examples: Codependents neglect themselves in order to take care of others. Codependents lose their individuality trying to please others. Codependents don’t ask for what […]

18 Self-Love Quotes

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18 inspirational self-love quotes that will help you stay motivated and learn self-compassion and promote self-love and self-acceptance. Have you been short-changing yourself on self-care, saying critical or hurtful things to yourself, or setting unrealistic expectations for yourself? Are you ready to embrace your worthiness and start treating yourself with love? Why You Need Self-Love […]

Overcome Self-Blame

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Stop blaming yourself for everything! Try these self-compassion practices to help you overcome self-blame. Are you quick to blame yourself – even for things you didn’t do or couldn’t control? When things go wrong, is your immediate response “it’s all my fault” or “I shouldn’t have done that”? For many of us, self-blame and criticism […]

How to Reclaim Your Self-Worth

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How to Reclaim Your Self Worth

Your self-worth is your sense of worth or value as a person. And for many people, it’s a struggle to see their worth. So, if you struggle with low self-worth or low self-esteem, keep reading and find out more about how to reclaim your self-worth and start feeling good about yourself! Why do you feel […]

How to Love Yourself: 22 Simple Ideas

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People-pleasing is a losing battle. When you focus on self-love and self-compassion rather than trying to get others to love you, you build your self-esteem and break codependent patterns so you can form healthier, happier relationships—with yourself and others. Loving yourself can be one of the hardest, yet most important things you’ll ever do. What […]