Confidence

Can You Achieve Real Confidence?

Suzy Greaves | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Greaves

When I'm out and about meeting Psychologies readers at our events, we often talk about no-limits, 'magic wand' thinking. If you could wave a wand and change something about yourself - what would you change? 'Confidence' is the word I hear over and over again. If we could only be a little bit more confident and comfortable in our own skin, the world would be our oyster...

Adaptable Toddlers Remind Us Adults on How to Improve Ourselves

Andrew Robinson | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

When observing my daughter from a distance I learn so much about our species in its raw, untouched state. I admire our ability as toddlers to act, react and adapt to specific situations when they are thrust upon us without our say so.

I Am More Than My Instagram Profile

Beth Hurst | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Tech
Beth Hurst

Don't get me wrong, I love instagram as much as the next coffee-drinking selfie-obsessed girl. But sadly, there comes a point where I have to admit my amaro-tinted glasses need to be removed, for the good of everyone.

Do You Want to Be Someone, Going Somewhere or No One, Going Nowhere?

Kamontip Evans | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kamontip Evans

It is your choice: to be someone, going somewhere - with all the fun, stress and strain that comes with your given name and acquired reputation; or being no one, going nowhere, not much fun but standing tall - at peace, with an understanding of where happiness truly lies.

Why We Should All Strive to Challenge Ourselves in 2016

Peter Westgarth | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Peter Westgarth

As usual, the first two weeks of January have been full of New Year's resolutions and bold claims that 2016 is going to be the best year yet. Like every year, the conversation is dominated by references to giving up or cutting back on something: usually food, drink or a habit that is not particularly good for us, but we enjoy it.

Why January Can Be a Confidence Crushing Month

BritChick Paris | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

The media have coined the term 'Blue Monday' to describe the feeling that can overwhelm us mid-January. January is meant to be the first month of a blossoming new year, but for many of us it throws a spotlight on all the aspects of our life we aren't satisfied with.

Life Lessons

Gracie Francesca | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gracie Francesca

I've learned a lot about who I am, especially in the last year or so and I wanted to just be upfront about certain situations and lessons life has taught me. I am my own worst enemy and although I'm pretty confident, I struggle with acceptance and shame (I hate feeling exposed). Hindsight is a wonderful thing and upon reflection over the last few months, here are my 10 Important Life Lessons.

Why the Start of a New Year Can be a Daunting Prospect for Many of Us

BritChick Paris | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

For at the end of the year there is a tendency for low self-esteemers like I used to be to look back with grey tinted glasses. 'I didn't go on that diet', 'I didn't get promoted', 'I didn't meet the one'. Social networks compound this by focussing on the glossy sides of life, making the gloomy crew feel even more useless, rubbish.

Be Your Own Rock Star

Tami Mir | Posted 30.12.2015 | UK
Tami Mir

As we contemplate our goals for 2016, considered these suggestions for recognising and navigating the stumbling blocks we sometimes are putting our own way.

How to Build Someone Else Up, Without Tearing Yourself Down

Fran Hayden | Posted 23.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

Society dictates that we shouldn't feel good about ourselves. We are told that we are too much or that we are not enough, we're too big or too small, too loud or too quiet - it is so rare that we are told to exist happily and proudly in our bodies exactly as they are.

What If? The Art of Believing in Yourself

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 08.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

How different would our lives be if we believed in ourselves and embraced our unique and true self? What would you tell yourself if you had a positive sense of self-worth? Would you be in a different job? A different relationship? Or maybe just happy to be alone and free of obligation?

We Asked Men About The Types Of Body Image Pressures They Feel And There's A Recurring Theme

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Ask a bunch of men what body image pressures they feel and there is one undeniable theme running throughout. This sums it up... Comment fro...

How I Went From Debilitating Shyness to Travelling Solo

Jacqueline Currie | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jacqueline Currie

Which leads me to travelling solo. I hadn't left the country since that last holiday and I was dying for a change of scenery. I had a week off work coming up and some money burning a hole in my pocket. I booked a three night break to Venice. Just like that.

Keep Your But Out: A Simple Guide to Getting Out of Your Own Way

Kate Taylor | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Taylor

Be warned, I am on one in this blog post. Reason being that it's my mission to get you everything you want in this wonderful life of yours, which sometimes means that I have to get a bit tough - in a metaphorical kick-up-the-bum kinda way. It's all done with kindness.

Six Tips for Cultivating Confidence

Karen Pine | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

I am currently conducting a survey into confidence and one of the things I'm interested in is the way a person's body is when they lack confidence. They tend to slump, they withdraw physically, their head drops and their eyes look away.

How Can You Help Someone With Low Self-Esteem?

Fran Hayden | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

What can we do as individuals to help improve the self-esteem of those around us? If you see someone or know of someone who is suffering with low self-esteem, here are some things that you can do to help them realise their worth.

Six Reasons to Bring Mindfulness to Your Workplace

Dr Elizabeth Sparkes | Posted 02.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Elizabeth Sparkes

In our busy workplaces we have so many things to think about, above all our health needs to come first. Bringing a culture of mindfulness to the workplace will not only support wellbeing but also working relationships, motivation, organisation and productivity.

Why I Enjoy Arrogance

Anna Fraser | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Fraser

How about we start to see arrogance as a strength? How about we flip arrogance on its head for a second - I think that arrogance is much like beauty: It's entirely in the eye of its beholder. I say this because I know for a fact that my own 35 year old arrogance (self assured confidence) is often taken in one of two ways ...

What Do You Think When You Hear ''Feminine Power''?

Magdalena Glistak | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Glistak

Now, imagine a man asks me about what I do and I say that I am a Feminine Power Coach. Then he goes straight......oh, so you are a feminist? And of course his body language shows that he is about to withdraw as if he was in danger. Honestly, it's crazy how quickly people jump to a statement like this.

Self-Esteem - The Next Frontier for Women's Equality

BritChick Paris | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Reading a beauty magazine can lower self-esteem by 80%, because all the ads, articles, images are of 'prettier' girls - they promote perfect hair, skin, fashion. Yet most are photo-shopped, so as in the Dove school workshops, mums can demystify these fake ideas.

How To Stop Social Media Lowering Your Self-Esteem

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Have you ever scrolled through social media and started feeling suddenly, and inexplicably bad about yourself? You're not alone. With countless ...

Five Tips for Meeting Other Mums and Making New Friends

Aimee Foster | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK Parents
Aimee Foster

When I had my daughter six years ago, I was wholly unprepared for the raft of life changes I was about to experience. One of the many changes I had not expected was the change to my friendships.

Four Ways to Help Decision Making Anxiety

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

When we're under pressure, we imagine we are not as able as others. That is simply not true. The truth is that we all have our own unique and valuable life experience, knowledge and ability just like the next person. You are the best person you know to make decisions for yourself.

How to Keep Your Light Bright (When Another Woman Shines)

Katie Portman | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Portman

I can still remember the first time I saw the new girl at school. Ten years old, she was my first girl crush. Pretty, stylish, fun and happy, she se...

Coffee With My Past Self

Fran Hayden | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Fran Hayden

I wish I could sit down and have a coffee (and a muffin) with any young woman - or man - who is doubting the love they feel for their bodies. Time is precious, and we spend so much of it concerned with our appearance and the way others will perceive us.