We are told repeatedly that honesty is the most important of all ethics. However, what people tend to forget to teach us is the importance of self-honesty. — Jacqueline Pearce, MSEd, LMHC
Being honest with yourself is harder than it seems. There are plenty of reasons to be dishonest with yourself about your situation or your behavior. You may even be lying to yourself without knowing it because, from your perspective, you truly believe that your life is a certain way. However, it is important to be completely honest with yourself when you are attempting to improve yourself. Here is how you can begin to be honest with where you are in your life.
Research has shown that people who procrastinate typically make five cognitive distortions which promote procrastination. — John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
Every human being experiences some degree of procrastination at some point in their lives. Others also associate procrastination to laziness, but procrastination might sound harmless in relation to other issues. However, continuous use of this mechanism may hinder an individual in achieving his full potential and his goals. As the proverbial phrase goes, “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” In order to overcome procrastination, one needs to be familiar with its many intricacies.
Practice makes perfect. We often hear this cliché day to day. However, a famous motivational speaker Les Brown believes that perfection in human pursuit is not possible. Only practice makes the improvement. A matter of making the best version of yourself better. Let us tackle self-improvement in the relation to our goals, priorities and human potentials. How do we wake up every day knowing that we have made a conscious and deliberate effort to improve ourselves? Continue reading “Taking Responsibility In One’s Self-Improvement”→
Fear is a big motivator, but it can also be a big reinforcement not to actually get much accomplished. — John M. Grohol, Psy.D.
Losing hope for the future is a terrible thing to experience. For any number of reasons, you can’t see the path that lies ahead and you believe that there is nothing left to look forward to in life, which can lead to depression, ill behaviors such as addiction, and suicidal ideation. Just because you can’t see it, however, doesn’t mean that there isn’t a future waiting for you. Here is what you should do when you see no future for yourself.
Self-punishment is so persistent because it is an all-purpose defense against the pain of life. And life is full of pain. — Danielle B. Grossman, MFT
Taking a depression test might be a good way to understand how you’re feeling. When you have done things in your life you aren’t proud of, you to want to make amends and fix you but that is often hard to do. The trouble is that people know they have to fix themselves in order to become a better person and start taking care of themselves once again but actually, taking action is hard. So, how can you fix you? Read on to find a few simple ways to fix you.
Understand What Is Wrong or What You Think Is Wrong With You
Why are you feeling bad, sad or upset with yourself? Have you wronged someone or has your behavior over the course of the last year or two just been unkind? Whatever you’re feeling, you need to know why. This is the first step in fixing the way you feel and hopefully can turn your life around. Remember, there are a hundred and one reasons why you hate yourself or why you think you need to fix you and it’s important to understand your feelings as a whole. Taking a depression test can help if you feel very down and are worried about depression. If you believe you have this, it’s important to know so that you can take steps to get through it and fix you.
People we love suffer and die and our life dreams do not always come true. — Danielle B. Grossman, MFT
Who honestly thinks seeing an online therapist would help solve their problems? For most, they dislike the idea of visiting a therapist as they think it’s a waste of time and energy. It’s not as crazy as you would think why people think this way; they really think therapists won’t give them the answers they need and tend to push their problems to the back of their mind. Unfortunately, that isn’t going to work because your wrong-doings will forever be in your life?
Why Not Consider Online Therapy?
It’s important to forgive yourself so that you can move on and be happy in your life but how to do just that? Well, it might be wise to consider seeing an online therapist. Now, therapy is a great idea simply because it can be a simple way to find out why you are angry or upset with yourself. It could be you accidentally said something to someone that you now regret or wronged them in another way. Whatever it is, you need to be able to forgive yourself and move on. With therapy, you can find a simpler outlet to your issues and find a better way to forgive yourself and move on with your life. Continue reading “Forgive Yourself… And Move On”→
Will online counseling really help you improve? In a sense, self-improvement is confusing because it seems so complex and yet it’s actually pretty simple! Being able to improve yourself can, in fact, make you a better person and it’s possible to even enjoy life slightly more. Looking at ways to improve who you are isn’t such a bad thing and it doesn’t have to be so over the top either. Read on to find just five self-improvement tips to get your life on the right tracks once again.