Active listening involves a way of listening and responding to the other person that improves overall understanding. This is a valuable technique that requires the listener to thoroughly absorb, understand, respond, and retain what’s being said.
We all need a little help sometimes, especially when it comes to journeys of self-discovery. Whether your goal is to be more confident or to find fulfillment, it can be pretty tough to figure out how to get from point A to point B.
We all have those experiences in our lives that change us. Those defining moments when we know that we’ve reached a pivot point and things will never again be as they were. These experiences that are forever marked by pain. The kind of pain that you hope is a dream that you’ll wake from.
People always say ‘love yourself’ which IS essential because every relationship we have, and our own happiness, depends on that love. But HOW do we do it…? How do we learn to love ourselves?
We say that we want change. We say that we want to grow. We say things like “I’ve forgiven” or “it’s not really a big deal to me anymore” because we want to be over it. We’re tired of having the same arguments. Tired of attracting the same toxic people into our lives. Tired of reliving the experiences and emotions that make up our history.
No one enjoys failing. That’s ok, it’s normal. But our fear of failure can be so strong that avoiding any risk of failure obscures the drive to succeed. What’s not ok is when your insecurity directs your behaviour and you subconsciously sabotage your chance for success.
Do you feel like an imposter, pretending to be someone you’re not? Like at any moment you’ll be found out? Like people will discover that you’re a fraud? And when they do, you’ll be discarded. Fired. Cast aside? That’s Imposter Syndrome.
When you’re a People-Pleaser it can be challenging to understand how to break this pattern of behaviour. The first step is to recognize the signs. While it can be challenging to see the reality of the situation, this list below should resonate with you if you’re a People-Pleaser.
You’re responsible for every choice you’ve made….and these choices have placed you exactly where you are.
Chances are, that if you’re reading this, you already understand the power that taking responsibility over your life holds.
Once we recognize that self-worth is an issue for us, then what? How do we improve our self-worth? Self-worth is the intrinsic value that we place on ourselves. It’s the sense of worth that we feel about ourselves without external factors having impact. Self-worth is not determined by outside forces, but rather your sense of self-worth comes from within.
There are so many words to describe how we feel about ourselves, how we think about ourselves, and how we act toward ourselves. It’s understandable if they all start to blend together for you; however, they are indeed different concepts with unique meanings, findings, and purposes.
The critical inner voice is a well-integrated pattern of destructive thoughts toward ourselves and others. The nagging “voices,” or thoughts, that make up this internalized dialogue are at the root of much of our self-destructive and maladaptive behavior.