What is Self-Compassion and Self-Love? (Definition, Quotes + Books)

What is Self-Compassion and Self-Love? (Definition, Quotes + Books)

You’ve probably heard about the importance of loving yourself, forgiving yourself, and treating yourself with compassion. But is it really that vital? Can’t you get along just fine without all that mushy, touchy-feely self-love stuff? As it turns out, you can get along just fine—but y
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How to Build Self-Confidence and Self-Belief (Definition + Quotes)

“Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford This classic quote from automobile magnate Henry Ford is a perfect lead into this piece. The topic is self-confidence and self-belief, two ingredients to a healthy and happy life. According to Ford,
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What is Self-Acceptance? 25 Exercises + Definition and Quotes

Do you accept yourself? It might sound like an odd question; after all, what does it even mean to accept yourself? Don’t we all accept ourselves as a regular part of living our day-to-day lives? As it turns out, self-acceptance is not an automatic or default state. Many of us have tro
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Self-Confidence: 9 Essential Ways to Become More Self-Confident

Self-Confidence: 9 Essential Ways to Become More Self-Confident

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” – E.E. Cummings The self-esteem movement has swept through Western culture over the past 50 years, with parents and teachers alike doubling down o
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What is Self-Regulation? Definition, Theory + 95 Skills and Strategies

What is Self-Regulation? Definition, Theory + 95 Skills and Strategies

Why don’t we just do exactly what we feel like doing when we feel like doing it? This is a question that you might hear from kids, and it perfectly encapsulates what they “just don’t get” about adults. As adults, we pretty much have free reign to do whatever we want, whenever we want.
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What is Self-Motivation? 100+ Ways to Motivate Yourself (Definition + Quotes)

What is Self-Motivation? 100+ Ways to Motivate Yourself (Definition + Quotes)

The best kind of motivation is self-motivation. You might not be intimately familiar with the term “self-motivation” but you almost certainly know this to be true. Think about two separate experiences you have no doubt had: You have something you “have to do.” You’re not excited or pa
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What is Self-Determination Theory? Definition and Examples (+PDF)

What is Self-Determination Theory? Definition and Examples (+PDF)

You may be most familiar with the term “self-determination” in the context of foundational government documents and speeches from people long-dead. It’s true that traditionally, self-determination has been more frequently used in a diplomatic and political context to describe the proc
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What is Self-Concept Theory in Psychology? Definition + Examples (PDF)

What is Self-Concept Theory in Psychology? Definition + Examples (PDF)

 Who are you? What makes you “you”? You may not have given much thought to these questions before, but you probably have a good idea of how to answer them. You might say “I’m a mother,” “I’m a therapist,” “I’m a believer,” or “I’m a great friend.” You might answer “I am excellent at m
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What is Self-Transcendence? Definition and 6 Examples (+PDF)

What is Self-Transcendence? Definition and 6 Examples (+PDF)

Self-transcendence: it’s a term you’ve probably heard before. However, if you’re like me, you never had a good grasp on exactly what it meant. You might have a hazy idea of “transcending” being akin to “rising above” and think of the concept as rising above oneself, but you don’t real
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What is Self-Efficacy Theory in Psychology? Definition & Examples (+PDF)

What is Self-Efficacy Theory in Psychology? Definition & Examples (+PDF)

You’ve no doubt heard of self-efficacy before, but it may not mean what you think it means. Self-efficacy is not self-image, self-worth, or any other similar construct. Self-efficacy is often assigned the same meaning as variables such as these, including confidence, self-esteem, or o
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Self-Esteem in Psychology: a Definition, Examples, Books (+TED Talks)

Self-Esteem in Psychology: a Definition, Examples, Books (+TED Talks)

“Believe in yourself.” That is the message that we encounter constantly, in books, television shows, superhero comics, and common myths and legends. We are told that we can accomplish anything if we believe in ourselves. Of course, we know that to be untrue; we cannot accomplish anyth
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62 Stress Management Techniques & Tips To Prevent A Burn Out

62 Stress Management Techniques & Tips To Prevent A Burnout

Something I learned the hard way is – it’s time to relax when you don’t have the time. But what if we don’t listen to our body? If we continue slowly burning the candle at both ends until we reach physical and emotional exhaustion? Just like the candle itself – we burn out
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A Life Worth Living: Why You Should Be Setting Goals In Life

Life Goals: Why You Should Be Setting Goals In Life

Nearly all people desire progress. Nearly all people fear falling short of their own and others’ expectations. Nearly all people struggle to make their aspirations a reality because of fear, lack of motivation, or a simple lack of understanding on how to realize them. At least one of
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What is Self-Awareness and Why is it Important in Counseling

What is Self-Awareness and Why is it Important in Counseling

Self-awareness is the ability to be cognizant of one’s lived experiences, thoughts, and abilities. While self-awareness is something that most humans have the capacity for (and is sometimes considered a major distinction between humans and other animals), self-awareness can be u
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Theory of Positive Disintegration 101: On Becoming Your Authentic Self

Theory of Positive Disintegration 101: On Becoming Your Authentic Self

Do you ever wonder why some people go through a life-altering crisis only to come out the other side stronger and more at peace with themselves, while others fall apart and struggle to carry on? It’s hard to predict who will rise from a tragedy like a phoenix from the ashes and who wi
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18 Self-Esteem Worksheets and Activities for Teens and Adults (+PDFs)

We all experience moments of self-doubt and uncertainty. Even the most confident and happy people have moments where they think “I’m such a failure.” It’s a part of being human. However, if you find yourself having these kinds of negative thoughts frequently or letting these feelings
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