Emotional vampires feed on your willingness to listen and care for them. They drain you of your emotional and psychological energy, leaving you exhausted, overwhelmed, and well… drained. Whether or not they feed on others for their own emotional energy to make them feel better or add to their long list of woes depends on the vampire.
Loving yourself is hard, but it’s something that everyone wants to do. We all know that loving ourselves is important, but how can we actually go about doing this? If you’re like most people, then you’ve probably struggled with self-love for a long time and have tried dozens of different ways to make yourself feel better. The good news is that you can do some simple things every day to help build your sense of self-worth. This post provides 27 tips on how to love yourself written by a therapist who has helped many clients learn how to love themselves more deeply over the years.
Healthy self-esteem gives you the freedom to be YOU and to enjoy your life. But here’s the thing. You and only you can change your self-esteem and confidence. Because that power only lies with you, and no one can do it for you. So, if you’re looking to own your power and do for you what only you can do, then keep reading on.
A growth mindset is a mindset that believes that change is possible. Whereas a fixed mindset believes that where you are at is where you will always be, and there is no hope for change. And leads people to feel stuck and discouraged when they run into life challenges or anything else that feels difficult.
Boundaries can best be described as imaginary lines that separate you from other people. These are guidelines, rules, or limits that you create to separate your identity and worth from others. Your boundaries convey how others can treat you. What is okay and what is not okay. And what you will and will not tolerate. And I imagine that there are people you respect because of their ability to set boundaries. They’re not afraid to say no, and they do it in a way that you admire and wish you could do for yourself.
The biggest difference in therapeutic journaling from just keeping a personal journal is therapeutic journaling focuses more on thoughts, feelings, and insights. The way we talk to ourselves influences our levels of happiness and success. But, unfortunately, it also influences our levels of unhappiness and lack of success.