Posts Tagged "insecurity"

The Comparison Trap

Posted on Jul 8, 2015

Do you compare yourself to others? Yes, always? No, never? Possibly, a little bit? Although it can often be a natural tendency to compare ourselves to others, it’s important to separate the action in doing so from who you are as a person. The action of comparing yourself to someone else can be a subjective and projective reflection of yourself, and if you’re not mindful of this behavior, it can have damaging effects on your confidence, self-esteem, and self-image. What follows are three themes to keep in mind when we begin to compare ourselves to others.

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What’s Within Your Control?

Posted on May 29, 2015

The short answer? Yourself. As adults, we are responsible and accountable for our own actions. We have the ability to exercise action or restraint when it comes to our behaviors. For some, this feat can be difficult, especially when we really want something. You may want it all: the “perfect” job, relationship, home. The list can go on and on. You want to feel good, happy, and secure. How do you achieve these things? First of all, “perfect” isn’t exactly attainable and is also subject to definition. Trying to control whether you get a call back from a job interview, or a call back from the guy or girl you’re dating, or a call back from the real estate agent, may create increased stress and anxiety, since you cannot control the outcome in cases where another individual may be involved in the decision-making process.

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Your Self-Worth is Worth a Lot!

Posted on Apr 30, 2015

Do you ever feel as if you don’t deserve success? Or happiness? Do you experience guilt or uncomfortable feelings, even if success or happiness is right in front of you? Do you experience the urge to want to push it all away, even if you’ve worked hard in earning the rewards? If so, you may be struggling with owning, appreciating, and accepting your own self-worth.

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Assertiveness and Boundaries and Confrontation

Posted on Apr 16, 2015

Do you find yourself saying “yes” to everything? Wanting to always please others? Are you worried that you will upset others if you say “no,” or that marching to the beat of your own drum will make people react negatively to you? Do you bite off more than you can chew, for the sake of putting others’ needs ahead of your own? If so, you may be struggling with assertiveness.

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