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How to Build Up Your Self-Esteem + Confidence

Building up your self-esteem and confidence #happiness #mindfulness #confidence

Fear of failure is one of those things that can leave you feeling paralyzed. It can be the one thing that stops you from going after what you want in life. There are times when you’re so afraid of failure that you decide not to try at all. Having stronger self-esteem and more confidence can help you overcome that fear. Take control of your self-esteem and confidence, and you can take control of that fear; you can take control of…

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7 Ways to Be Kinder to Yourself

How to Be Kinder to Yourself

Growing up, we were constantly told to be kind to others. To be polite, nice, and accepting. I don’t know about you, but I was never thought much about being kind to myself. There are so many different relationships you have in your life. Some are more complicated than others; some require some work while others feel effortless. Undoubtedly, one of the most important relationships in your life is one you have with yourself. So, how do you nourish it?…

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Lifestyle self-growth

Overcoming Perfectionism: Ditch your desire to be perfect

Not. Good. Enough. If my life had a theme song, that would be the title. I’m not exactly sure where my desire for that constant perfection came from, but it was here, for as long as I can remember. Actually, I’m not entirely sure if it’s so much of a desire to be perfect, as it is a paralyzing fear of failure. It doesn’t matter if I’m cooking, cleaning, working, blogging, exercising- I’ve always felt the need for everything to go…

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It’s okay to not be okay. Really.

It’s okay to not be okay Rough patch, a bad day, a major setback. Sometimes, it seems like one thing goes wrong after another. And another, and another. Sometimes an unexpected challenge or an obstacle might come your way, and you find yourself stressing out, worrying and not knowing what to do. And, some days, you just have nothing. Zero motivation, no creativity. All of a sudden, you’re being plagued with self-doubt. You think you have to be strong all the time.…

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25 Things to do by yourself + printable list


I love spending time alone. As long as it doesn’t involve me leaving my house. Whenever my husband wants to go somewhere where I know we can expect crowds I always tell him: “but… but there are people there and I’ll have to interact and stuff“. It’s become somewhat of a running joke in my family. We’d go out to dinner and someone will suddenly look at me and say “Paula! I see people!” So yeah, I’m a bit (or…

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