What Causes Self-Sabotaging Behavior?

What causes self-sabotaging behavior?

Our relationship with success and failure can be pretty complicated. There’s a subconscious struggle of which you may not be aware. A tug-a-war between intention and commitment. The subconscious way we deal with this is often what causes self-sabotaging behavior. Self-sabotaging behavior holds you back in life and can even set you further behind from where you started. This repetitive cycle can also leave you…

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10 Ways How To Not Be So Hard On Yourself – Take Our Advice Quiz

How to stop being too hard on yourself. Man overthinking.

As a wellness researcher and writer, I’ve benefited from a lot of self-examination. Yet even though I have grown and become more self-compassionate, I can still fall victim to excessive self criticism. Why? Because knowing how to not be so hard on yourself takes practice. Mistakes can be so discouraging. They can set your self-esteem back for days, possibly longer. But you can give yourself…

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How Fashion Affects Self-Esteem and How Clothes Reflect Your Personality

Clothes affect self-image and confidence

Do you ever notice if the clothes you wear correlate with your mood or self-image? How fashion affects our self-esteem is an important topic when dealing with self worth and living your best life. Clothing does reflect personality and ultimately confidence. So it’s worthwhile to take a deeper look into what you’re reaching for in your closet and how to make fashion choices work best…

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How to Stop Excessive Worrying

How to stop excessive worrying

Give me a someone who never worries and I’ll give you oceanfront property in Kansas. Point is that you’re not alone – everyone worries now and then. But when worry becomes all consuming and affects your emotional and physical well-being, then knowing how to stop excessive worrying needs to be a priority. There’s so much to balance and lots of uncertainty in life which makes…

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Best Techniques to Practice Mindfulness Meditation

Mindfulness mediation header - man relaxing.

Don’t dismiss “Mindfulness Meditation” just because it’s a buzz word lately. Practicing mindfulness techniques as a daily tool, and not only to reduce stress, is one of the best things you can do for your body, mind and overall well being. With all of the latest trending self-improvement, calming techniques out there, it’s easy to get desensitized. So much so that often we ignore the…

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Overcoming Complacency in the Workplace – 5 Ways to Motivate Negative Employees

Complacency in the workplace - man alone at laptop

Today more than ever, there’s a common source of angst in people trying to make a living – and a life. It’s the disconnect for many between personal and career fulfillment. This is often a catalyst for negativity and complacency in the workplace. While complacency can be anyone’s problem, when it afflicts your employees it becomes your problem too. Workplace complacency often falls under the…

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So You Feel Like Crap – Here’s How to Save Yourself from Losing Yourself

How to stay positive when things are bad

When your mind, body and soul are all in sync, it’s pretty easy wear a smile and mean it. But what happens when things get so crappy that “why me” becomes your morning mantra? There’s more than one way to feel, be and stay positive. Here’s how!

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Overcoming an Approval Seeking Personality and Low Self Esteem

Approval seeking personality low self esteem

Struggling with low self esteem or an approval seeking personality? You are not alone. It’s common to want to feel validated at times. But if your self esteem and well-being are riding on the opinions of others, it’s time to learn how to put a stop to seeking validation. What is an Approval Seeking Personality? Many of us struggle with feelings of a desire to…

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Living in the Present Moment Everyday Tools and Practices

Focus on the present moment and see what's out there

Wanting to live in the now isn’t enough. Like anything new, present moment living needs commitment and daily practice. Think of exercise as an integral support to your heart. Being present and exercising mindfulness in everyday life are a critical components to well-being. So here are everyday tools and practices that will keep you living in the present moment. Living in the present moment everyday is…

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Blogger Recognition Award for Own Your Best!

While I enjoy researching and writing, this is an especially exciting and meaningful post to pen (okay type)! I was recently nominated for this Blogger Recognition Award by Wanderlust With the DeVaulls. I connected with the DeVaulls recently on social media. Very quickly I came to realize not only the awesomeness of their website but as a fellow blogger, they are also a great support to…

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