How to believe in yourself

Believing in yourself starts with validation and acceptance. We often expect others to give these to us, but we have the power to give it to ourselves! When others don’t believe in us or don’t approve of our ideas, we often feel insecure. It’s easy to assume that our ideas were not so good if [...]

The toxic side of Perfectionism

We often learn that perfectionism is a positive personality trait. In today’s society, we always strive towards getting better results and it leaves the impression that everyone has to be perfect. People who appear to be perfectionists look more successful and are even more likely to get accepted for certain jobs. However, perfectionism can put [...]

How to live mindfully

What is mindful living and why does it make you happier and more productive? Living mindfully means being present in the here and now. This sounds very easy, but it’s quite difficult. If you focus on your thoughts, you’ll soon notice that you’re either rethinking the past or worrying about the future. With mindful living, [...]

The advantages of Journaling

If you ask successful people how they achieve their goals, chances are that they’ll advise you to keep a journal. While it may seem silly, or time-consuming, it has many advantages. The truth is that I felt quite unsure about journaling for a long time. I had been working on my productivity and motivation for [...]

How to plan sufficiently and pursue your dreams

Everyone has dreams, but many of us see them as not realistic. Like a very high mountaintop, they seem unreachable – only the very strong and brave ones can climb the Mount Everest. What if I tell you that that isn’t true? Everyone can climb that mountaintop, only it’s not possible to do it in [...]

How to be strong in difficult times

How can we stay strong in difficult times? At the moment our countries are going through a crisis. The coronavirus is spreading quickly and many people are struggling. It is very easy to get swept away in all the bad news. Of course, we feel sad for people who got sick or even passed away [...]

How to gain more self-confidence

“Low self-confidence can certainly damage your life. If you are not assured in your skills and talents, you will be afraid of doing anything. Every act, every phrase, and every conversation will be a terrifying experience, each time.” – Richard Carroll This was a quote I read recently and I thought many people should read [...]