Feeling Worthless? 6 Overlooked Causes and How to Feel Good about Yourself

Feeling worthless is one of the deepest and darkest emotions you will encounter. During your lifetime, you will feel these emotions, so you must be prepared. Unfortunately, life isn’t fair, and you will find yourself feeling worthless without warning. I think it’s mostly due to how we view life itself.…

6 Things That Kill Self-Esteem in Children and What to Do to Boost It

Children's self-esteem can be negatively affected by certain things their parents do, without even realizing that. Are you guilty of any of these parenting behaviors? Self-esteem in children is much more vulnerable than it is in adults. For this reason, some early childhood experiences and parenting habits may have a…

Feeling Mentally Drained? 3 Non-Obvious Things That Cause Mental Fatigue

Feeling mentally drained or fatigued is something that we all will have to cope with at some point in our life. There are a number of very obvious causes, usually physical and biological ones, that most people will understand as the underlying cause of feeling emotionally or mentally drained. These…

10 Underestimated Personal Skills You Should Master to Reach Your Dreams

There are some personal skills that most people don’t realize are crucial for success. Moreover, you can and should master them if you want to make your dreams a reality. “I wish I was special.” That verse from Radiohead’s Creep contains the essence of people’s existence, don’t you think? Ever…

6 Things That Hide Behind Defensive Behavior and How to Deal with It

Defensive behavior can be detrimental in both personal and professional spheres. We typically perceive defensive behavior as an intentional slight or offense to us. But what we don’t realize is that we are also capable of unintentional offense. As human beings, we react to our environments and, when we feel…

How to Handle Criticism the Way Mentally Strong People Do

No one likes to be the subject of criticism. It challenges our sense of self-belief and can leave us feeling belittled and judged. There are some people, however, that relish being criticized, that look forward to a challenge and do not take criticism to heart. These are the mentally strong.…

Self-Criticism Seems Natural, but It’s Not – How to Recognize and Stop This Bad Habit

Self-criticism is a like second nature, once it gets started, it's easy to do. The good news is, you can break this unhealthy habit with just a few steps. Critical aspects of our character and image become clear to us as soon as we wake up each morning. That is,…