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1. Why Is Saying 'No' So Difficult?
Saying 'no' can be liberating, however many of us find it too difficult. Saying 'no' to things that would otherwise make you feel resentful is a strength, and shows that you value yourself. So why is it so difficult?
2. Should We Cure The Cause Or The Symptoms
Many of us are experiencing the debilitating effects of chronic anxiety, stress and depression. Have you ever wondered what the deeper meaning of those symptoms are related to?
3. Dealing With Discomfort In The Mind
Mostly when we feel discomfort in the body we react in the mind. We tend to be in a constant flux of emotions and reactions. In this article I explore ways of remaining calm through challenging times.
4. Why Are We So Reluctant To Change
We can stay stuck in old habit patterns, and held back by our beliefs that we are not good enough or enough of anything to make a difference. However, small changes in our thoughts and habits can make big changes in our life.
5. Knowing When To Ask For Help
Asking for help shows strength of character and self respect. It is not a weakness to ask others to help you, it allows you to create bonds and deeper relationships with others.
6. Dealing With Bereavement
We all experience loss at some time in our life, but knowing this we are still never prepared for it and where it will take us emotionally and mentally. Here I offer some tips to help you through these difficult times.
7. How To Keep Strong Boundaries
We are taught that we should do for others, and always try to help where we can. No wonder we can feel guilt when we don't. However, having strong boundaries allows you to decide what is acceptable to you and not put others first at your own expense.
8. Gaining Perspective Of Thoughts
There always seems to be something vying for our attention. We cary so much around in our heads that it can make it difficult to actually deal with what is in front of you. When we are overwhelmed with our thoughts we are unavailable to what is actually happening.
9. Self Acceptance
We put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect and to be accepted by others. Perhaps if we just took the pressure off ourselves and accepted who we are we wouldn't need other peoples validation.
10. Understanding Yourself
Understanding ourselves and how we function can be really challenging. What with ingrained behaviours and acting from our sub-conscious conditioning it is difficult to really know who we are and what we really believe.
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