Don’t Let Your Own Personality Trap You

Mindset, Relationships
‘Don’t be trapped by your own personality’. What on Earth could I possibly mean by this? How can a personality trap you anyway? Ultimately, it comes down to the fact that many of us end up being a little trapped and limited by the impressions we want to give others about ourselves. We ‘craft’ a certain persona and then that persona ends up in some ways becoming bigger than us. It becomes the ‘real’ us and we find that we’re unable to break out of that mold. What Would You Do? Human beings have a natural inclination to want to be consistent. We like the idea that the way we act today is congruent with the way we acted yesterday and the way we will act tomorrow. This consistency gives…
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Avoid Habits in Your Relationships

Relationships
Habits aren’t bad in themselves, but when they’re used irresponsibly, they can become very damaging indeed. But we tend to think of habits as being things like smoking, eating when we shouldn’t, or biting our nails. What we often overlook is how any behavior can become habitual. And likewise, we forget how any interaction can become habitual. And how habit can end up creeping into all aspects of your life: including your relationships! Habits and Romantic Partners The early days of your relationship are incredibly important. Not only is this an important opportunity to get to know each other, but it is also the time during which you will be laying the ground rules and testing each other’s boundaries. In other words, during these early days of your relationship, you…
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Learn How Women Can Improve Their Self-Esteem

Mindset, Positivity, Relationships, Womens Health
Having low self-esteem can have a negative impact on virtually every aspect of your life, including your health, professional career, and your relationships. It’s impossible to have a positive outlook on life if you have low self-esteem. Thankfully, there are several ways to successfully improve it. Do The Right Thing A great way to improve your self-esteem is to do something good. It doesn’t matter if you decide to donate some old clothes, volunteer, or simply be kind to strangers. As long as you help others, you will help yourself. By doing something good and showing gratitude, you will feel better about yourself and you’ll come to the realization that your life may have a bigger purpose than you thought. This will without a doubt strengthen your self-esteem and make…
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How To Stop Abusing Yourself

Mental Wellness, Positivity, Relationships, Yoga
If you grew up in an abusive environment, or were with an abusive partner, then your brain has been wired so that you likely do not feel very good about yourself. In fact, your self-esteem and self-confidence will be in tatters and you will believe you are responsible for other people’s mistakes and misdemeanors. You will have learned how to be your own worst enemy and your inner critic will be having a field day telling you how awful you are. The good news is that it is possible to reprogram your brain and with consistency and commitment to the process, you can actually grow new neural pathways that follow much healthier and more self-loving patterns of thinking. Here’s how to do it: You have to catch yourself in the…
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You Can’t Change Anyone But Yourself

Relationships
If we were to take a survey of every adult on the planet, it would be difficult to find one who hasn't attempted to change someone for whatever reason. Relationships are all happy and joyous at the start, but as they continue, we tend to notice the flaws of others, annoying habits, and that's when we try to make small tweaks to turn that person into who we want them to be. Whether it's trying to influence their fashion sense or mold their habits into ones you find more acceptable, we are all guilty of this. The truth is, though, that as hard as you may try – you can't truly change anyone else – the only person you can change is you. Just think about how much energy you…
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Relationship Pitfalls

Relationships
Many relationships come to an end because of communication issues. In order to be a good partner, you need to be a great listener. A relationship will never last for long if you aren’t able to connect with your partner. You need to remember that communication is more than just expressing our own thoughts and emotions. It’s about knowing how to listen as well. First of all, you need to understand that there’s a big difference between passive and active listening. In order to actively listen, you will need to give your partner your undivided attention. This means that you ignore all distractions (like looking at your phone or at the TV) while you’re listening to your partner. Additionally, you need to show your partner that you truly understand what…
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Mutual Respect Creates Healthy Relationships

Relationships
Respect is the cornerstone of every strong relationship. Respecting your partner means that you recognize them as a whole person and realizing that neither partner has authority over the other. Respect means that you value your partner’s opinions and that you have complete trust in their judgment. If you want to have a healthy relationship with your partner then you need to understand that respect is sometimes far more important than love. By being with a partner that respects you, you will always have someone that will take you seriously whenever you have a problem. There are a lot of ways to demonstrate respect to your partner. Encourage Spending Time Apart Encouraging spending time apart shows that you respect the life your partner has built thus far. It’s totally normal…
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Having Healthy Relationships

Relationships
At some point in a relationship everyone can’t help but wonder if they are in a healthy relationship. You shouldn’t worry if this thought crosses your mind. It’s completely normal to question your relationships, because when you do, you will either notice that it’s time to get out of the relationship or you’ll remember just how much you love and appreciate your partner. Here are some signs that you’re in a healthy relationship. You Have Your Own Space Just because you’re in a relationship together and you’re really close doesn’t mean that you should spend every single moment together. You should have your own space and time to pursue your own interests and friendships. Having hobbies and a social life will make you a more interesting person and will help…
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Become Emotionally Available

Mental Wellness, Relationships
Have you ever been told you're emotionally unavailable? You probably reacted in horror at someone insinuating this is something you're guilty of, yet the more you thought about it the more you realized it may be rooted in truth. There may be a variety of reasons that you are emotionally unavailable, from protecting your heart after experiencing hurt before or feeling uncomfortable at the thought of letting someone get close to you. Regardless of the cause, there may be some symptoms that will help you determine whether you are as emotionally unavailable as some people have claimed. 1. You Don't Let People Get Too Close You can have a bunch of friends, you can have a list of exes as long as your arm, but that doesn't mean that you…
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Habits Of Happy Couples

Relationships
Habits will always have a huge impact on your every relationship. This is why it’s extremely important to create positive habits with your partner. Here are 10 key habits that you can follow if you want to have a happy and strong relationship. Snuggle Make sure to snuggle a bit before you start off your day and before you go to bed. Simply taking a few minutes to hold each other in bed in the mornings and evenings will improve both yours and your partner’s mood. Cultivate Common Interests A lot of couples have only a few interests in common. Even if you don’t have any interests in common, you should take the time to develop them. However, just like it’s important to share a few interests with your partner,…
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