10 Quotes About Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is an essential part of happiness; without it, you cannot love yourself. Here are 10 quotes that I really like about self-esteem:

 

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” Louise L. Hay

“A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” Mark Twain

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” Buddha

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” William James

“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.” Jodi Picoult

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“Our self-respect tracks our choices. Every time we act in harmony with our authentic self and our heart, we earn our respect. It is that simple. Every choice matters.” Dan Coppersmith

“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.” Marilyn Monroe

“It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.” Warsan Shire

 

Do you think that you have good or bad self-esteem? Let me know with a comment!

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Life Update

I realised that I’ve not really posted anything about myself for a few months, but today it is time for an update!

I created this blog to be useful – I wanted to help other people in lots of little ways. However, I’ve started to get more followers, and I thought I should let you know a little bit about myself, too.

 

I’m a freelance writer/editor/transcriptionist, and I’ve been freelance since I finished studying Journalism at University. I write for Lifehack, Thought Catalog, The Talko, Simple and Bloomwell – lots of different publications doing different things!

Some articles are motivational, such as ”30 things you can do today to make yourself feel better.” (All of the articles I mention here are linked at the bottom, if you want to read them!)

I really enjoy writing list articles, or anything to do with productivity or motivation. It feels like I am being (semi)useful in the world. I (very occasionally) get an email from a reader thanking me for helping them to achieve something, and that makes me feel amazing.

Others are more educational. I write scientific articles for Bloomwell, a family legal company. For instance, I recently wrote “Your daughter’s brain and soccer: here’s what you need to know.”

Simple is a mobile banking service, so I write articles about saving money. I also write budget articles, such as “everything you’ll need to run a triathlon.”

I also run the newsletter, blog and social media pages for online dating website Date British Guys. I recently wrote a piece for the Queen’s birthday – “10 things you didn’t know about the Queen.”

I love writing for Date British Guys, as I manage some interns – so I actually have co-workers! Hurray for social contact with other people. 😉

 

I also do a couple of hours of transcription each week, and I write for a few other publications (but not as often).

Are you a freelancer? Would you enjoy freelancing? Let me know with a comment!

 

http://thoughtcatalog.com/amy-johnson/2016/06/30-simple-things-you-can-do-today-that-will-make-your-life-better-tomorrow/

https://www.bloomwell.com/blog/your-daughter%E2%80%99s-brain-and-soccer-here%E2%80%99s-what-you-need-know

https://www.simple.com/blog/first-triathlon-gear

http://www.datebritishguys.com/blog/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-queen/

HOW TO BE BRAVE

People aren’t born brave – it is a skill we gain over time as we go through different life experiences. If you want to be a braver person, you can practise by thinking about fear and challenging yourself in different ways.

Here are 8 things you can do to be a more courageous person.

 

Accept that you have fears. Everyone has fears, including the bravest people. Don’t push away your fear; be honest with yourself and accept that some things make you feel scared.

 

Name what you are afraid of. Lots of people don’t really know what they are scared of, and the uncertainty can make you a more fearful person. Say it out loud – for example, someone might say “I’m scared of quitting my job. I don’t like working there and it makes me feel stressed, but the idea of quitting make me feel even more stressed. I’m worried I won’t be able to find another job, or that I’ll find another job I don’t like.”

 

Challenge your fears. We often get stuck in negative ways of thinking, and when we actually challenge these fears we realize that we have distorted them in our minds. Ask yourself; Why do I fear this? Is it rational? Is this fear holding me back?

 

Remember that you have control. You can’t stop being scared of something, but you can control how you handle that fear.

 

Consider engaging with your fear. Sometimes the best way to face a problem is head-on. Don’t run away from your fears; confront them if you can.

 

Don’t become disheartened if things don’t always go smoothly. Everyone goes through unpleasant experiences, including the bravest among us.

 

Choose a brave role model. Imagine how they would deal with the things that scare you, and this may inspire you to act in the same way.

 

Be brave for 30 seconds. You can do anything for 30 seconds.

 

I’m not always a brave person, but I do try to be! What do you think of this list? Do you have any other tips? Let me know with a comment!

12 MORE WAYS TO SHOW LOVE WITHOUT SPENDING MONEY

Many people say that if they won the lottery, they would take all of their loved ones abroad. People love to treat the people they care about, and nothing is better than a big holiday together!

But what if you haven’t won the lottery? Most people can’t afford to spend lots of money on their friends, but they still want to show them that they are loved and appreciated.

Here are 12 more easy ways to show love without spending money.

1. Invite them out with your other friends. Everyone loves to feel included!

2. Send them a funny video on YouTube that you know will make them crack up.

3. Compliment something many people don’t acknowledge, like their impressive work ethic or ability to always be fair and reasonable.

4. Send them a picture of you two together so you can reminisce on the awesome memories.

5. Notice and congratulate them whenever they work hard for something.

6. Be there for them when they are upset or angry. Listen to them talk, and offer advice when they are ready.

7. Make them a home-made card and write a meaningful note inside. It doesn’t matter if it doesn’t look amazing – it is the thought that counts, and it is likely that your friend will treasure it forever.

8. Ask them how they are every time you see them. Always take the time to listen to their answer, and look out for any signs that they may be having a tough day.

9. Ask how their big day went. Everyone has presentations, projects and deadlines, and some days are tougher than others. It always feels great to know that someone is silently supporting you when you having an eventful/hard day.

10. Bring their favorite snack whenever you meet up with them as a surprise.

11. Remember the little things that they tell you.

12. Tell them “I love you.”

7 TIPS TO HELP YOU GET CREATIVE

7 TIPS TO HELP YOU GET CREATIVE

A common misconception is that some people are born creative and others are not. This isn’t true; creativity is something that you can work on, develop and grow. Are you are feeling frustrated about a lack of creativity? Check out 7 tips to help you to get creative here.

1. Take inspiration from others

is nothing wrong with taking a little inspiration from others –Shakespeare famously took inspiration for many of his plays, including King Lear. A good idea is never a stolen one, but taking inspiration from others can help to boost your own creativity, helping you to create something original yet inspired.

2. Welcome all ideas

Many people ruin their own creativity by being too fussy. Welcome all of your ideas, including the bad ideas and the half-baked ideas. You never know which idea will work best until you’ve tried them all!

3. Collaborate

If you are not feeling inspired alone, team up with someone else and see what you can create together. This will give you unique ideas and perspectives – you may even discover that you work better as part of a team!

4. Do nothing

If you are stressed out and frustrated by your current lack of creativity, take a break. Read a book, , sleep, watch a film, spend time with loved ones – and don’t think about it! This will take the pressure off, and a good night’s sleep will help you to feel refreshed and productive.

5. Go outside

Most of us spend too much time sat down in the same place, and this can drain your productivity and leave you feeling restless. Go outside for some fresh air and a change of scenery – this will give you a break and help you to start feeling creative.

6. Ask for feedback or advice

It can be tough to open yourself up to criticism, but you could get advice that hugely improves your work. You could be too close to the problem – let someone with an outside perspective comment on your lack of creativity and why it could be happening. After all, their advice could spark a brilliant idea in your mind!

7. Make your environment pleasant

Make sure your set-up is distraction free and encourages you to be productive. Make sure it is tidy and everything you need has a designated place. When it comes to music and scenery, everyone is different. For some, music and an open window help to inspire them – but for others they are distracting.

Do you think you are creative? Have you ever suffered from a creative block? Let me know in the comments! I hope everyone is having an awesome week.

20 QUOTES TO MOTIVATE YOU

Quotes from successful leaders, inventors and entrepreneurs can inspire and motivate us to work towards our own dreams and goals. Part of success is your mind-set; successful people are focused and driven, so check out 20 quotes to help motivate you.

1. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” -Wayne Dyer

2. “Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.” -Anonymous

3. “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.” -Thomas Jefferson

4. “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

5. “Your problem isn’t the problem. Your reaction is the problem.” -Anonymous

6. “You can do anything, but not everything. -Anonymous

7. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in and day-out.” -Robert Collier

8. “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” -Pablo Picasso

9. “We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” -Earl Nightingale

10. “Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.” -Maya Angelou

11. “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” -Jim Rohn

12. “Real difficulties can be overcome; it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable.” -Theodore N. Vail

13. “When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you.” -Lolly Daskal

14. “Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear–not absence of fear.” -Mark Twain

15. “If you genuinely want something, don’t wait for it–teach yourself to be impatient.” -Gurbaksh Chahal

16. “To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can’t just accept the ones you like.” -Mike Gafka

17. “The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them.” -Denis Waitley

18. “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.” -Dale Carnegie

19. “Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.” -Truman Capote

20. “It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.” -Herman Melville

5 SIGNS THAT SHOW YOU ARE TOO NICE

5 SIGNS THAT SHOW YOU ARE TOO NICE

Most people want to be nice, but no-one wants to be TOO nice. People who are overly nice are often used by other people for their own personal gain, and they often struggle to stand up for themselves.

Check out 5 signs that show you are too nice.

1. You say sorry for things that aren’t your fault

Are you the kind of person who apologizes when someone else walks into you? Saying sorry implies you were at fault, so saying sorry when you did nothing wrong means you are choosing to take the blame anyway. Don’t apologize for things that are out of your control – instead, graciously accept the other person’s apology.

2. You often feel like a therapist

Your friends are always coming to you with their problems. This is a normal part of friendship and you shouldn’t begrudge your friends asking for advice, but there is a difference between looking for advice and simply complaining. You listen patiently and offer your friends sound advice – but they make no change, and they continue to complain to you anyway.

3. You hate saying ‘no’

Saying ‘no’ to others makes you feel rude and difficult, so you often say ‘yes’ when you don’t really mean it. From working overtime to doing favors, you often take on more than you handle to help others.

4. You always see the best in others

You trust nearly everyone in your life and you often don’t realize when someone has an ulterior motive. You are normally shocked or upset if you discover someone has been taking advantage of you even if it was clear to others.

5. You hate making decisions for a group

You never want to choose the restaurant or bar where you and your friends are going, and you start sweating when your boss asks for your advice. You don’t want to make a decision that someone else will be unhappy with, so you prefer to take a back seat and let everyone else decide.

Can you relate to any of these points? Do you think you are too nice? Let me know what you think with a comment! Hope everyone is having a great week 🙂