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Whats the difference between Self Esteem and Self Confidence?

Your self esteem is based around how much you like yourself, irrespective of your abilities, position or anything else.  Having a high self esteem means you are comfortable with yourself and happy with the person you are.  This doesn’t mean you will not strive for more, but will do so for your own satisfaction.  Those with high self esteem will never feel inadequate or inferior to others as they are content with the person they are, flaws and all.confidenceesteem

Self confidence is based around your confidence in your abilities which is quite separate, although linked with, self esteem.  Self confidence can also vary in different situations.  You may feel completely confident in your ability to do your job well – high self confidence –  but have no confidence in your ability to ice skate – low self confidence.

Now, you may be thinking, but I have never been ice-skating, of course I would have low confidence in that area.  But not necessarily.  You can have confidence that you will do your best and learn quickly.  Going ice-skating  with this attitude makes it more likely that you will learn quickly, reinforcing your positive self confidence.  However if you have the attitude ‘I’ll be so useless at this, I’m bound to fall on my bottom and make a fool of myself’ then that is what is likely to happen, reinforcing your poor self confidence.

How to Eliminate Depression, Anxiety and Marriage Problems by Using Self-Help Books, CDs and DVDs

lifechampcds2Do you have depression, anxiety or marriage problems but don’t want counseling because it is too embarrassing or medication because it has side effects? Or, maybe you are in counseling, but want to speed-up the results. You will find the great training tips about Anxiety and Marriage Problems in this website

Wondering if something other than medication, psychotherapy or counseling might help you? After all, once in psychotherapy and counseling, you will have to confront unpleasant facts, such as subconscious motivations and desires.

Why might you need to use a self-help tool rather than signing up with a counselor or other doctor?

First, confronting your unconscious may be frightening because there may be much that you would just not want to become aware of. You might be worried that you might feel excessive anxiety.

After all, if you became conscious of any unflattering drives and motivations, you might not feel very good about yourself. Much of our anxiety and depression has its genesis in our family of origin and childhood.

Because of childhood trials we experience lots of negative experiences that are often traumatizing. We also have to confront the destructive impact that our childhood defense mechanisms have had on us.

Defense mechanisms are emotional techniques that we use in childhood to relieve our anxiety. These include projection, displacement, rationalization etc. which are often useful in childhood but can be devastating in adulthood.

Later, in adulthood, they become dysfunctional and cause painful levels of depression and anxiety. As children, these methods reduced our anxiety, sufficiently enough so that we could effectively manage our feelings.

By continuing to use these defense mechanisms in our adult years, we begin to experience painful emotional problems. Professional psychotherapy is designed to bring these defenses to awareness so that we can live a higher quality life.

However, not everyone benefits from counseling and psychotherapy. What personal attributes does one need to benefit from counseling?

The ability to reflect and discuss issues mindfully and analytically is crucial as is the possession of sufficient financial resources to support the process. You must be able to trust your counselor and be enthusiastic and optimistic about the counseling outcome.

Unfortunately, some people are skeptical about the counseling process, have had poor results in the past or want to try something else before starting it. Most people are fearful of the side effects of medication and others do not have enough money to participate in private counseling.

What is a person to do? Fortunately, new self-help programs called Self-Therapy Kits (STKs) are now available and are guaranteed to provide fast results. It’s like having your own therapist at your disposal 24/7, without going through the anxiety or inconvenience of having to talk with a stranger.

Overcome Hardships With These Great Self Help Tips

Personal DevelopmentIn the personal development, you need to acknowledge weaknesses and unfulfilled potential, but it is crucial to stay positive and to not be too hard on yourself. Otherwise your self-esteem and confidence can take a real beating. Follow these tips to learn how to gently and gradually become a better person.

In order to create a serene environment for yourself you need to take steps to organize your home. Many people start off their day poorly because they are not able to find their keys or their phone in the morning. Taking the time to place those items in a designated spot can help you start your day off well and thus create a better day for yourself.

In order to begin to appreciate yourself and become the person that you want to be, you will need to make the self proclamation of lowliness. Once you acknowledge the fact that you do not know everything, you will begin to learn, understand and improve things, that will increase your self-worth.

To be successful don’t procrastinate. Procrastination results in missed opportunities, if you complete the task today than you can move on to the next task right away. This approach actually reduces stress, since you do not have to rush around at the last minute to get all your projects done.

A lot of personal development can come from improving your fitness as well as your mind. Often these two things go hand in hand as it takes an uncluttered mind to better yourself physically. If you are interested in this option then running is a great starting place for beginners.

Personal development is hard work, so remember to recharge your personal battery. Take time to be with yourself. Exercising is an excellent way to clear your mind of the stress of day to day life, and allows you to practice self-discipline. You’ll feel better about yourself and build greater endurance to get through your day!

There are many wonderful self help books out there that can help you with many different issues. Read the review of a book that looks interesting to you, and see if other people have found that helpful. Many books also have workbooks that give you exercises to do as you read along.

Categorize your daily activities you have to do each day based on how much you like to do them, then finish the worst ones first. For example, if you absolutely HATE exercising, try to get it over with right away in the morning. When you do this with your daily objectives you will get more accomplished. Not only will you waste time making excuses all day, but in the end you will end up not accomplishing the least like activities after all. Then the next day the weight of doing what you dislike will even be heavier.

A great personal development tip is to figure out exactly what you want. If you have vague or hazy goals, it’s not likely that you’ll get anywhere near accomplishing them. Clear and focused goals are much better to have because they give you a sense of purpose everyday.

Talk about your feelings. Many people, especially men, have a problem expressing how they feel inside. The truth is, expressing your feelings can give you a feeling of release and a sense of freedom. Find a few people who will listen without judging you and let them know how you feel.