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Self-compassion or self-love can feel uncomfortable, but you can learn to love yourself with this simple approach. This post contains an affiliate link, which means we may earn a small commission if you make a purchase through our links. There is no added cost for you. How do you love yourself? When I ask people …

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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 …

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Increase your happiness with positive psychology

Positive Psychology shows us how to increase happiness by focusing on the positives and training our brains to use our strengths. Increase happiness Are you feeling discouraged about your health, your job, or the political climate in our country? Are you worried about a loved one who is struggling? Do you feel stuck in a …

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Affirmations are a simple way to increase your self-esteem. Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself. Ideally, we feel good about ourselves most of the time and recognize that we have value despite our imperfections. People with high self-esteem recognize their strengths and good qualities—and also their weaknesses or areas in need of improvement. They …

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How to validate yourself

Everyone needs validation—to feel accepted and understood. However, we shouldn’t rely on others for validation. It’s important to know how to validate ourselves.  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, spouse, …

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Affirmations for Perfectionists

Affirmations help reduce perfectionism and increase self-acceptance and self-compassion. In this article, you’ll learn about using positive self-talk or affirmations to reduce perfectionism. What is perfectionism? Perfectionism – the relentless pursuit of being flawless in an effort to prove our worth and avoid criticism — adds unnecessary stress and pressure to our already demanding lives. …

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Enmeshed family

Being close to your family is usually a good thing, but it’s possible to be too close. Enmeshment describes family relationships that lack boundaries such that roles and expectations are confused, parents are overly and inappropriately reliant on their children for support, and children are not allowed to become emotionally independent or separate from their …

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Are you self-critical? Do you expect a lot of yourself–and then berate yourself when you make a mistake? This happens to a lot of us…but it’s not helpful. Self-criticism doesn’t motivate people or help them perform better. In fact, it usually has the opposite effect. It’s hard to do better when you think so little …

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Maintain a Strong Sense of Self

Learn how to maintain a strong sense of self in relationships by living authentically, knowing yourself, avoiding people-pleasing, and building self-esteem. Losing your sense of self Do you seem to get swallowed up in relationships? Does your sense of self disappear when you’re in a relationship? This “loss of self” happens, whether you’ve been married for …

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Boundaries with Toxic People

Key Points: A note about terminology: The term “toxic people” is used in this article to describe people who consistently exhibit manipulative or harmful behaviors. It is not the ideal term and I’d prefer not to label people at all. However, using this popular term allows people searching on the internet to find pertinent resources, …

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