Confidence

To Accept Defeat Doesn't Mean Failure

Cerys Aedy | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cerys Aedy

We all have our own way of doing things, our own internal rule book, if you like, and we don't take too kindly to other people or situations messing that up. Holding on to a set vision in the face of challenging circumstances is, in most cases, a sure path to disappointment, anger, resentment and a variety other negative emotions.

Two Rules for Raising Confident Children

Tim van der Vliet | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Parents
Tim van der Vliet

I have two main rules or guidelines... Please let me explain how these very simple guidelines helped my children to become more confident and how they keep me connected with them.

Why I Am Glad My Ex Called Me Fat

Cheresa Dawkins | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Cheresa Dawkins

I honestly cannot believe I am writing this and sending it out to be read by anyone who finds it, the thought kind of terrifies me; but, this is to help anyone that has been in an awful situation. I want my experiences to be an example to anyone facing something difficult, that one day it will be a distant memory and you can actually build from the things that try and put you down.

Celebrity Parents Reveal How To Build Life Skills

The Huffington Post | Phillip Othen | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education

As parents, we want our children to grow up with the skills they need to cope with the challenges life throws at them. Whether that’s communication,...

Jessica Ennis-Hill On Helping Your Child Improve Life Skills

By Mary Common | Phillip Othen | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Parents

"Sport can improve health, well-being and confidence while also teaching valuable life skills." Those of the words of Olympic heptathlon champion Jess...

Stand Like A Winner

Jacqueline Koay | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Parents
Jacqueline Koay

As a yoga teacher, I often say, "Your body is your emotional signature." It actually started from my wise eccentric grandmother who told me a long t...

Three Ways to Trust Yourself After Graduation

Steve Errey | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Steve Errey

When you graduate, taking your first steps out of College or University into the big, bad world is, how to put it...

Read This Story and Have the Courage to Back Yourself

Jojo Furnival | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

How things have changed. How was I so sure of myself when I was two, and 28 years later it's the hardest thing in the world for me to 'back myself'? You know, assert my beliefs, my view, to have the courage of my convictions.

Social Anxiety No Longer Controls Me

Habiba Khanom | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Habiba Khanom

As I am writing this now, I couldn't be more confident. I never thought I'd arrive at this stage because all my life, I suffered with crippling social anxiety. To overcome it, was something I'd always wished for but never thought I'd be able to. I am surprised that recently, people tell me that I seem bubbly and perky. That was never me in the past.

Success Can Go Shove Itself Up Its Own Ass

Steve Errey | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Errey

Part of me is scared of it because, shit, how do I keep it going? What happens with that extra pressure? And what if it all crumbles around me and all I'm left with is a broken heart and a reclamation notice for my shiny new speedboat? And then part of me wants it because, shit, what's the alternative? To not be successful?

Does Advertising Promote or Demote Women?

BritChick Paris | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Women have shed some of the shackles of inequality, only to be bound my new ones of image obsession. Yet the investment is disproportionately high compared to their interests and desires. They claim that their confidence ‎drops by 80% on reading a magazine and 60% feel that glam selfies make them feel bag.

Independence Gay

Stephen Bailey | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Comedy
Stephen Bailey

As a comedian, I essentially come out every single night and there is part of me that feels completely and utterly liberated by this and by the fact that I am getting laughs and applause for being me. Let me take you to the beginning of the story...

Try This Morning Routine For More Confidence

Cat Neligan | Posted 26.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Neligan

For whatever reason, over the past year or so, I've found myself grow increasingly obsessed with morning routines.

Boost Confidence With These Five Daily Routines

Cat Neligan | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Neligan

Confidence is something that is much harder to see - at first anyway. It's nestled inside us, and even when it's hibernating and seemingly nowhere to be seen: it's there. The trick is nudging it awake and allowing it to be the driving force that gets us to do the things we want to do but feel a little (or a lot) afraid to do.

How to be an Introvert at University

Karianne Robinson | Posted 20.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Karianne Robinson

With hindsight I can see that I had little to worry about regarding Fresher's Week and adapting to university style learning. But as a sixth form student with no family who had been to university, my fears surrounding how I would fit in grew considerably. If you happen to be in a similar situation, I hope that this article goes at least a small way to minimising your concerns.

What I Learned By Writing a Book About Body Image

Sarah Newton | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Parents
Sarah Newton

When we think about body image we tend to think two things; firstly the media and celebrities, who are the ones to blame and secondly, that the way out is by educating our young girls.

Reasons I Am Good at My Childcare Job: Time to Delete My Lack of Self-Belief

Andrew Robinson | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Robinson

I am going to go ahead and say it: I AM GOOD AT MY JOB. I am not a big head, neither am I arrogant - how can I be? I have forever lacked the belief. I am not perfect - no-one is, but I think I have finally found something I believe I am good at.

Why This Common 'Confidence Boosting' Tip Doesn't Work (and What to Do Instead)

Cat Neligan | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Neligan

One of the reasons I lack confidence in many situations is feeling like an imposter. Like I'm a total fake: just waiting to be found out. Whether it was when I was in my first job (junior web designer), with no real experience in web design other than my own experiments in Dreamweaver (more like Nightmare weaver...)

The A4 Waist Challenge - Have We Reached the Ultimate Low in Our Obsession With Appearance?

BritChick Paris | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

The A4 challenge is paper thin, and will leave young girls feeling despondent, depressed and disgruntled this week as super skinny photos whizz are around the web. How many of them will turn to diet pills, excessive sport, bulimia even?

Five Ways to Beat Self-Doubt

Steve Errey | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Errey

Whether you're a circus performer, a Wall Street banker, a sushi chef, a submarine captain or a librarian, self-doubt will be a regular visitor.

Stand Up Straight: How Minding Your Posture Can Boost Your Self Confidence

Kate Taylor | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Taylor

Simply put, when we are feeling power-full we expand in every sense - not just in body language, but in tone of voice. In power we slow down our speech, we increase the volume and become clearer in intonation of how we present our words.

Eight Things Nine Years of Chronic Illness Has Taught Me

Steve Errey | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Errey

With some outstanding views at the top and a load of white-knuckle twists that make you want to throw up, it's made me get myself together in ways I'd never have guessed at. Here are 8 things I've learned from nine years of chronic illness.

Help for Anxious Procrastinators (Don't Read This Later!)

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

Anxiety and procrastination are two things which seem to be inextricably linked. Sure, we all know what it's like to procrastinate a little (who hasn't gotten hooked on a box set when we should be studying/working/exercising).

How I Shaped My Life as an Introvert: Five Lessons for Developing Quiet Confidence

Tayana Simons | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tayana Simons

For many years I believed that I wasn't a very confident person. This was mainly based on the idea that I had of what confidence was. From school onwards we are taught that to be confident is to be the child that always puts their hand up in class, the one that volunteers to read the next chapter out loud in English lesson, or takes the lead in group activities.

These Simple Tricks Will Make You Feel More Confident

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

From the witty raconteur who holds court at the party to the assertive colleague who breezes through presentations – life is full of confident peopl...