The Emotional and Social Benefits of Physical Activity

Emotional Social benefits of physical activity and exercise

Life can get so busy that we often forget the importance making our own health and wellness a priority. Exercise and mental health research shows a significant rise in the emotional benefits of exercise. Don’t underestimate the social benefit of physical activity too. So if you struggle with finding the time to workout, know that the physiological benefits of exercise are something you cannot ignore.…

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Self-Deception Examples and Lies We Believe About Ourselves

Self-deception examples and the lies we believe about ourselves.

We live in a society where self-image is heavily influenced by perceptions of status and social media worshiping. The lies we tell and believe about ourselves, whether positive or negative, are prime examples of self-deception. While self-deception can satisfy certain needs, let’s say by sugarcoating reality or harboring rooted emotions, it’s critical to recognize when it’s harmful impact. Here’s how to stop believing the lies…

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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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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 seeking approval is when your self esteem and overall well-being are riding on the opinions of others, it’s time to learn how to let go of this temporary high. To put a stop to seeking validation from the outside, you…

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6 Actionable Ways to Manage Your Life Now

My Own Your Best mission is to empower you to take ownership of your life. Many cliche quotes and articles to do your best to achieve goals are exhausting and lack substance. Similarly, the overused and abused excuse, “I did my best.” It was time to take this on. First, I researched examples of taking responsibility for your actions and translated the results to real, actionable strategies so…

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The Best Self Help Books for Insecurity and Low Self Esteem to Change Your Life

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Self-image is key to a healthy well being and happiness. So if you truly want to live your best life, overcoming insecurity and low self esteem are critical. I’ve compiled the best, and my favorite, life changing self help books of all time. 2019 is your time to rise above the depths of insecurity. These inspirational books will empower you with the confidence and grit…

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Overcome Negative Self-Talk: How to Rise Above Low Self-Esteem

How can you overcome low self-esteem and low self-worth? No one has an advantage here, they do not discriminate. Low self-esteem transcends race, religion, economic status and age. Too often this negativity seeps into other areas of life like relationships, health, work, achieving goals and emotional well-being. Life is too short! So let’s rise above low self-esteem together. It’s no secret that there are many “10-step programs” to…

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