Confidence

Living the Selfish Way: Baby Steps to Our Freedom

Olga Levancuka | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olga Levancuka

If your life goal is to make anyone proud (even sometimes including yourself, subject to the goals required to be achieved) you are doomed to fail. Not only do you sacrifice the hours you could spend enjoying your life, making yourself and those around you happy, you waste your life on someone who wasted their lives on themselves.

Why Serena Williams' Eyebrow Shaping Video Deserves A Second Watch

Ellen Wallwork | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Style
Ellen Wallwork

Now I want to point out that I don't think there is anything wrong with Serena Williams getting her eyebrows shaped... Nor is there anything wrong with Serena choosing to share a photo of the experience, nor sharing the fact that Twitter trolls' spiteful comments have affected her. What unsettled me was Serena admission that her #haters have "won".

The Key to Unleashing the Real You

Becky Walsh | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

I love self-development; I wouldn't be a self-help author and speaker if not. But whilst you are doing the inner work about self-refection, you also have to include an outer acceptance of yourself and the world you're living in. Without being powerless about changing what doesn't work!

Five Types of Women Who Need to Put Boundaries in Place

Carol Stewart | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carol Stewart

We women often fail to put boundaries in place to protect ourselves from stress, anxiety, overwork and other situations that drain the energy from us. Whether this be not saying no when deep down we know we should, or whether it be not setting personal boundaries around what we will and will not do for ourselves.

Five Steps to Professional Confidence

Becky Walsh | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

This 'act as if' technique comes from a creative idea of what you believe is correct service in that situation. So here is a list of tips to look confident in any situation in which you haven't a clue what you're doing!

''Power of Imperfections''

Magdalena Glistak | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Glistak

If, for one moment, we'd think that those ''perfect'' people may have imperfections too, we'd be much more open to actually experiencing what they're about. As the truth is, they are far from being perfect, we all are.

The Six Kick-Ass Ways to Be Your Own Dating Cheerleader

Saskia Nelson | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Saskia Nelson

It's Sunday morning and you're dying inside a little as you remember the carnage that was last night's date. You can feel your thoughts spiralling out of control as you start mentally beating yourself up for messing up another online dating relationship.

Before And After Pictures Show Women Aren't Scared Of Going Makeup Free

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Style

It seems there's no shortage of ways to feel bad about yourself on the Internet, with the #BellybuttonChallenge and #CollarboneChallenge making headli...

Are You Happy With Your Body?

Reneé Davis | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Reneé Davis

Over the years I have struggled with the way my body looks more than I care to admit. I grew up in a family that ranged from being a little bit over weight to morbidly obese, and with that came the negative body talk I was privvy to every day.

Seven MORE Ways to Leave an Impression

Vicki Marinker | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

Using words like 'I think' and 'I believe' diminish your authority. Similarly, going up at the end of your sentences and creating a question? It makes you sound uncertain of your opinion? Be BOLD. Your audience may not agree, but they will admire your conviction.

The Thing About Low Self Esteem Is...

Tayana Simons | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

Your brain has an illogical filtering system. For every 10 comments you receive, only the two negative ones will stay at the top. The rest whether neutral or positive will barely be acknowledged, let alone remembered.

Are You In the Snapshot of Your Life?

Dr Toby Silverton | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Toby Silverton

Being Front & Centre is not about having the "right" Filofax or the top of the line electronic organiser, no it is about meeting your own needs, taking your wants seriously, and putting your dreams, your precious dreams, Front & Centre in the picture of your life.

How to Deal With Imposter Syndrome

Dina Behrman | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dina Behrman

It helps to remind yourself every so often about your good qualities. Think about all your achievements. Write them down in a list. Look at the list frequently. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Focus on your strengths.

Being the Best You That You Can Be

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

Sometimes when we don't feel good enough about ourselves, we can let our internal negative self-talk determine how we act and treat others. Having a successful life depends on our self-worth being powerful enough to treat ourselves as well as we hope to treat other people.

Am I Ugly?

Michelle Elman | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Elman

Over my 21 years on this planet, I have had 15 operations, a brain tumour, a punctured intestine, a brain cyst, a punctured intestine and a life-long condition called hydrocephalus and none of that hurt as much as the words people used to describe me this week.

Adult Braces Indicate High Self Esteem

Jo Eden | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Eden

Getting a brace means you want to better yourself, you are not the type of person that just accepts this is it. If you can do better, you will.

10 Things We Should Learn to Appreciate Before We Grow Old

Hattie Gladwell | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hattie Gladwell

You're living your life in your body. You are you, and there's no changing that. Don't spend your days focusing on the flaws that are invisible to everyone else. Don't compare yourself to others. Just be you.

Seven Tips for Improving Your Personal Impact

Vicki Marinker | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Marinker

Whether we intend to or not, we form judgements about people almost immediately, to decide if they are 'friend' or 'foe' - whether we are safe in the company of someone like us, or whether we should be more alert to a potential threat. This is an instinctive reaction which, many generations ago helped our ancestors to survive.

10 Immediate Confidence Boosters

Steve Miller | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

If you feel your confidence is in need of support, then this week I share ten of my recommended confidence boosters. Use these in both your personal and professional life to crank up your confidence for the long haul. The wonderful news is that every single one of us can be massively confident, so long as we take action to build it.

Respect the Extroverts/Introverts

Gina Lyons | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

I genuinely get my energy from people, friends or strangers. I don't function without it. Whereas an introvert might lose energy mingling with people for too long a time, I and other extroverts - feed off it.

Five Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Katy Flint | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Flint

Confidence is a funny thing, you either have it or you don't. Except that isn't quite true- as you may have it in one area but not in another. You may excel in one area and come across as the most confident person in the world, and yet when you find yourself in another situation you can be reduced to a bag of nerves, legs turning to jelly!

Be Who You Want to Be

Vicki Psarias | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Vicki Psarias

I'm whomever I want to be. My goals have shifted since having kids and who says at the age of 21, we should still want the same things at 34? We change, the world changes and that's the beauty of life, we can adapt, have new aspirations and most importantly redefine who we are, or want to be.

The Confidence Cloak

Jo Haigh | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK
Jo Haigh

It's a fact people generally like to do business with people they like and, as long as confidence doesn't slip into anything near arrogance, then the best people to be with are those that are fun and lively.

In Defence of the Introvert

James Whittaker | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Whittaker

The introvert's power of observation is acute because we are so practiced at watching. I learn faster because my mind naturally turns inward toward my thoughts and doesn't covet what it's missing in the world outside.

Why Low Confidence at School Can Become a Lifetime of Insecurities

BritChick Paris | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Parents
BritChick Paris

‎We have created a self-esteem vicious circle. Schools don't nurture hobbies and passions that make teens feel worthwhile when their natural confidence is plummeting. It is these very activities - and not just hardcore sport, chess, golf, zumba, violin, that construct enduring self-belief. ‎Instead they are ditched for instagram, selfies and thigh gap comparisons.