Better Sleep: Tips For Both Adults And Children

The way we sleep has an effect on so many other aspects of our lives, from our physical health to how we cope with stress and daily experiences. It’s no wonder, then, that a prolonged lack of good sleep can lead to all sorts of problems, including the inability to focus or concentrate (which can have a negative effect on …

Finding Peace with Your Loved Ones’ Choices

One of the hardest things to endure is watching our loved ones make poor choices. Their choices may have disastrous consequences and make their lives more difficult. It’s painful to witness. You want to take control over the situation and rescue them. If they’re adults, that’s not the best approach. Read on for a better way to support them and …

How to Boost Your Self-Esteem

“I have a problem with low self-esteem which is really ridiculous when you consider how amazing I am.”      —Anonymous How you feel about yourself plays a huge role in your life and well-being. When you have high self-esteem, you love and accept yourself as you are, warts and all. You know that while you’re not perfect and have faults, …

Surmounting Perfectionism

Perfectionists Hate Making Mistakes Perfectionists tend to strive for flawlessness in almost everything they do. They set high-performance standards for themselves and tend to be extremely critical toward their efforts and results. Perfectionists don’t like making mistakes or failing. Perfection is often confused with having high standards but they are two different things. The desire to excel and have high …

Stop Hating Politicians

It’s hard to view the news these days and not feel disgust or downright hatred toward certain politicians. The harm they are causing targeted groups and the environment can make even the most passive observer become enraged. But when you feel hatred for someone, your daily thoughts become commingled with that toxic negativity. Then it’s easier to get pulled downward …

How to Stop Being a Victim

“Some people are so prone to playing the victim, it’s a wonder they don’t leave a chalk outline wherever they go.”  —Anonymous Victimization is Being a Casualty to Your Past A victim mentality is where you blame everyone else for what’s happened in your life. “Victims” view life through a different filter: “It’s not my fault. I always get the …

Overcome Your Prejudices

Prejudice Stems from Differences People being prejudice is in the forefront now more than ever before. Prejudices long buried under the surface have erupted with tremendous force. No one is immune from it. By definition, “A prejudice is a preconceived belief, opinion, or judgment toward a group of people or a single person.” Everyone is prejudiced to varying degrees. We …

Become More Genuine

You Are More Trustworthy and Likable When You’re Genuine No one likes people who are fake. In the age of social media, it’s easier than ever to create an image that’s not genuine. But fakes are easily recognized, online and in person. We are naturally drawn to people who are genuine. It’s a personality trait that is highly valued and …

Overcoming Emotional Insecurities

Emotional Insecurity is the Main Feeling that Holds You Back in Life No one is immune to feeling insecure. We all deal with insecurity. We worry that we aren’t smart enough, we worry about what people think of us, we worry that we’ll fail, we worry we’re too fat, we worry we’ll say the wrong thing. Emotional insecurity is a …