Self Confidence

Do You Always Need to Be Right?

Annie Ashdown | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Acts of kindness are only kind when you feel good about ourselves. Caretaking is the neighbour of martyrdom. Many who lack confidence have a compulsion to be perfect. I found being a control freak exhausting.

How to Update Your Beauty Regime

Bisha K Ali | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Bisha K Ali

If you're hairier than you think you should be, try using a cream with acid, or maybe destroy your follicles with a laser, or take a pill to balance your hormones so that other people can look at you without being repulsed - don't worry about the hysterical depression that comes with it - it's worth it!

Why Low Self-Esteem Was My Own Worst Enemy

BritChick Paris | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

‎Everyone on this planet has a childhood story about low self-esteem and we often don't realise how damaging they can be in later life. Even the great and the good like Jen Lawrence, Jessie J and Rebecca Adlington have all come out saying they had troubled teen years. Low self-esteem is a major cause of eating disorders, depression, anxiety and addictions.

(A Practical Guide to) Confidence

Jana Bakunina | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jana Bakunina

To build up confidence from within we are advised to put it on and wear it "like make-up" and "fake it until you make it". Although eloquent on paper, such advice isn't particularly useful. Is there anything more practical to help us feel more confident ahead of a nerve-wrecking interview or an important presentation?

The Unexpected Empowerment of an Underwear Shoot

Sadie Brown | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sadie Brown

When I got the call on a Thursday asking if I wanted to take part in a filming for Triumph's 'Women in Making' project as one of their 'real makers' the following Monday, I of course said yes. Since my last turn playing celebrity interviewer, I've been dying for a chance to get on camera and hear 'ACTION!' once again like an aspiring starlet.

Seven Steps to an Unstoppable You

Annie Ashdown | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

When we feel unimportant and apologize for taking up space in the world, everyone else becomes more important, more worthy and more valuable than us and, of course, that means their needs instantly take priority.

How To Be Confident (Even When You Don't Feel Like It)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In our final extract from the This Book Will Make You... series, Dr Jessamy Hibberd and Jo Usmar show you how to be confident and on top of your game....

Confidence Secret Agent 007

Maggie Currie | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Are you ready to have some fun? Are you ready to go beyond enemy lines in the duty for queen and country? Okay, I know I'm getting carried away - how about completing a great confidence building exercise instead?

Poorna Bell

Tyra Banks: We Need A New Conversation Around Body Image | Poorna Bell | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

'I feel really fat today'; 'My bum looks massive in this'; 'I wish I had a flatter tummy' - all of these are examples of 'fat talk' that have been ut...

Why Women Freak Out When He Doesn't Call

Becky Walsh | Posted 16.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

The withdrawal of attention can be used as a form of relationship control by women as well as men. Being distant can be used as a way of testing emotional interest, but also as a way to manipulate controlling power and become the dominate partner.

Woman Makes Fun Of Unrealistic Beauty Ads With Her Own Tip To Looking Flawless

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It's a big one, the gulf between the reality of what a model looks like and the almost superhuman, heavily airbrushed picture that appears on beauty a...

The Self-Esteem Trap- Don't Get Caught

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

Most of us want more self-esteem. We want to feel better about ourselves in some way. Yet most of the ways we to try to build self-esteem is a trap... How we build our self-esteem is a tricky business if it relies on external validation.

The Power of No

Annie Ashdown | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

If someone constantly takes advantage of you, why wouldn't you tell them? Why would you place them above yourself and give into their unreasonable demands and inappropriate behaviour? You have the 'Nice' Syndrome. I used to suffer from that syndrome for years.

Five Reasons You Are Still Single

Annie Ashdown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

You never step back and take a look inside yourself and ponder your shortcomings, instead you minimise, alter or deny them. You are not vigorously honest with yourself. You never pause and observe your behaviour without judgement. You are too busy taking everyone else's inventory, yet not willing to take your own.

The Singleton's Battle With Confidence

Brett Harding | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Brett Harding

Confidence isn't the easiest adjective to explain. But if I were to attempt to simplify it, I would say that confidence is a state of mind. Being confident is about possessing the ability to believe in yourself and what you are capable of. It's also about being able to trust in other people and an uncertain future.

The Need for Growth: Why Change Matters Now More Than Ever

Anna Nathanson | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK
Anna Nathanson

A year ago I went along to a three day re-educational seminar called Turning Point, delivered by best selling author and international speaker Dr Rohan Weerasinghe. I was blissfully unaware at the time that my life was about to change for good.

Twenty-Three Top Tips to Building Confidence

Paul Bailey | Posted 08.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Bailey

After coaching people for years on how to build confidence, I noticed a few of the same tips always seemed to come up trumps ... Some will resonate with you, others will seem rather old hat and tired, but the fact of the matter is that these really do work.

Start Building a Healthy Self-Esteem Today

Paul Bailey | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Bailey

Building a healthy self esteem can do wonders for your life. The way you deal with people on a personal and professional level are all affected by how you perceive yourself. Having a low level of self confidence may greatly affect your life; you end up having a harder time performing at work, maintaining healthy relationships, and enjoying life.

At What Age Do We Reach Our Peak Mentally, Physically And Spiritually And Should We Even Care?

Daniel Warner | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

I may be long past 34 but with regards to the most important aspects of my life I'm still wide eyed and excited because I've still got so much more that I want to learn and do.

Achieving Milestones in the Body Image Battle

Mayowa Anthea Adebiyi | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mayowa Anthea Adebiyi

According to a parliamentary report published last year, girls as young as five routinely worry about their weight and appearance while more than 50% of the entire UK population is struggling with mental and physical problems as a result of negative body image.

Networking Tips For Shy Extroverts, For Comedians and For Michael Winner...

John Fleming | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Comedy
John Fleming

Networking is a bit like dogging. You will get nowhere by staying alone at home in your bedroom.

Fear of being Forty? Welcome to the Bonfire of Your Vanity

Daniel Warner | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK Style
Daniel Warner

It's like I didn't take the phone call from middle age but it's left me a voicemail saying "I've reserved a place for you in your early forties, can you hurry up and confirm your coming only the demand is high and you'll be shoved back in economy if you don't claim your ticket soon".

Why Getting Your Hair Cut Is a Form of Therapy

BritChick Paris | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Hairdressing is often the opposite of a beautifying moment and rather a minefield of emotions but sometimes very illuminating ones. Next time check out how you feel when you get your haircut. If you don't like what you see you might want to switch the hairdresser's chair for a therapist's.

The Art of Saying 'No' in the Workplace

Cerian Jenkins | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK
Cerian Jenkins

It's one of the hardest words to say in the workplace - especially when you're out to impress, and the idea of having to tell colleagues you can't do something may feel like raising a red flag of ineptitude.

Thinking About Money Improves Self-Confidence, Suggests Study

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Spend your days dreaming of winning the lottery? It's not time wasted. New research from Bates College in the US suggests merely the 'thought' of m...