Too Tough on Yourself and What to Do About It
A behavior common among very successful people is setting high standards for themselves as well as others. Whether the actions are going to be seen by friends or colleagues, or done strictly in private, doesn’t seem to matter, high achievers place the bar at the top rung for almost anything and everything.The Curse of the Overly Responsible Person
It is such a huge burden when you are the only responsible person in the room. Why can’t everyone around you just see how much work you have to do all day long? If only this person would do this and that person would do that then everything would be fine. But no, instead you have to do this and that because no one else will do it and it must be done. While doing everyone else’s work is tiring and can provoke you to anger, secretly you actually enjoy being the person who gets it all done. After all, if this person did this and that person did that then how can you be admired for all the extra work you do?Beware Of The ‘Well Meaning Friend’ And Trust Yourself
If someone dropped a bag of rickety old clothes at your door, do you go take it for what it’s worth and wear them simply because they were free? Or perhaps you don’t want to hurt their feelings? And how do you feel about yourself in these clothes?Rewards in Psychotherapy
During the long journey toward reaching your mental health goals, it is important to give yourself interim rewards for taking steps in the right direction. This positive reinforcement can help you stay the course and resist the temptation to surrender to old ways.Psychotherapy: What’s In It for the Therapist?
Therapists rightly tend to focus on the benefits of therapy for the client. But therapists benefit too, in the form of job satisfaction; learning by teaching; positive benefits of countertransference; and taking one’s own good advice.How Can I Make Friends in the 21st Century?
Have you noticed that you haven’t been going out much? Want to start socialising again? Need some ideas about how to make new friends then start here and when the bowl is rolling more ideas will come.Becoming a Successful Freelance Writer and Documenter
This article is about knowing how to succeed as a freelance writer and documentoer. This will help people learn important tips on how to make it in this highly competitive field where having the skills, network and niche is important.How to Be a Minimalist
Minimalism has been around for thousands of years but it seems it is becoming increasingly popular lately. Perhaps that is because so many people, used to living a material life, are starting to question why all these “things” don’t make them happy, or even satisfied. Some are realizing that they can get more by living with less.Life Turning Events
Our life will create all kinds of memories. Some are etched in our mind and we produce a lifestyle from those memories.How To Get The Most From Each Day
Most people find that there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done and still have time for themselves. If you are always feeling pressed for time, you may just need a bit of advice that can help you get the most from each day of your life. Here’s that advice…Ready, Set, Go! Part 2: Escape the “Selfishness” Trap
Most of us weren’t raised to put ourselves first or to take as much of everything as we wanted. In fact, these behaviors were frowned on and discouraged. Being generous, kind and willing to share was a good thing. Taking more than our share wasn’t, because it showed a lack of regard for the needs of our family, friends and even strangers. Maybe more than any other negative behavior we were warned about in childhood, selfishness has real sticking power in our memory bank.The Many Benefits Of Individual Personal Development
When it comes to personal development, it’s a lifelong process that can prove very beneficial to each individual person. The more you strive to achieve the goals you set, the better life you are able to live. Here’s how to do it well…