Self-Esteem: Self-concept Rebuild Kit, Part 2

Self-esteem isn’t quite the same as your self-concept, but they’re related. Your self-concept is your perception of yourself. Your self-esteem is a measure of how happy you are with yourself. By increasing one, you can increase the other. Give your self-esteem a boost and think more highly of yourself: 1. Guarantee success by starting small. […]

What To Do Instead Of Waiting For An Apology

Let’s say a friend throws a party without inviting you, or a co-worker misses a deadline that’s crucial for your pet project. You may be gracious enough to forgive if you receive a sincere apology. But what happens if the other person refuses to say the words you long to hear? You can forgive others […]

Remove Scorekeeping From Your Relationships: 9 Tips

Scorekeeping will poison a relationship. Keeping a running tally of disappointments or giving with expectations of what you’ll receive in return spell trouble for both romance and friendship. While it’s reasonable to expect some reciprocity, relationships are seldom a matter of 50-50. You’ll probably find that you’re more of a giver or a taker in […]

Should You Focus On Your Strengths Or Weaknesses?

I have a friend whose life’s dream is to be a jazz pianist. The next Diana Krall. But she could never get into playing the Bach fugues her piano teacher made her play when she was growing up. So she gave up playing for many years. And became clinically depressed. Well, it turns out, for […]

How To Ignore Distractions And Develop Laser-Like Focus

The ability to focus varies from person to person, but everyone can learn to focus more effectively. You can accomplish more in less time if you enhance your ability to focus. A state of focus can also be relaxing. With only one thing on your mind, your brain is less busy. It’s very difficult for […]

How Your Feelings Affect Your Habits

Have you ever noticed now your feelings can affect your daily habits? For example if you grew up in a home where your parents always argued, you may develop a fear of relationships. You may think it is perfectly normal for adults to constantly argue. If you have been surrounded by money issues, then this […]