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    Roadblocks to Believing in Yourself

    Make self-compassion a priority Self-confidence boosts your chances of living the life you want to live. However, if you are too hard on yourself, you can short circuit your confidence and avoid moving out of your comfort zone to create a better life. You could even come to think you don’t deserve the life you want. Practicing self-compassion is essential for a healthy, happy life. Check out these three common confidence killers that can keep you from living out your true potential. 1. Comparison Quit comparing your life to the lives of those around you and especially the lives of people you’re connected with on social media. Doing so can…

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    The First Steps to Improving Self-Compassion

    and self-esteem Self-esteem is how you feel about yourself. Self-compassion is how you treat yourself. The two combined form a lens through which you determine who you are and what you’re capable of accomplishing. If you lack either one, you may see yourself as unworthy and untalented. Instead of seeing your ability to easily start a conversation with anyone as a talent for communication, you see it as a flaw and call yourself motormouth or chatty Cathy. While it can be tempting to fixate on our perceived flaws, doing so won’t help create the lives we want to live. Consider the following three ideas for boosting your self-compassion. 1. Stop…

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    A Future You Can Believe In

    Dare to Dream We finished the series on letting go of old stories, and now we start a series on believing in yourself and all the possibilities for your life. The number one advice I can give you is to practice self-compassion. Self-esteem gets all the glory, but the truth is we need to offer ourselves the compassion we probably offer to those around us. When we quit expecting perfection, we allow ourselves to explore and learn and grow without fear. It is then that we begin to realize all the possibilities available to us. The future isn’t bleak and depressing. It’s exciting and filled with new opportunities. So, what’s…