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Feeling like a fraud. Coping with the impostor syndrome
Have you ever felt like a fake, or that you don’t really deserve what you have achieved? “Everyone knows that I am a fake, that I really don’t deserve what I’ve achieved.” This is the characteristic automatic thought of someone experiencing the impostor syndrome, which is the attribution of your success to other factors, such as luck, thus discounting your own abilities. Learn about the impostor syndrome and some ways to handle it “read more“.
Social anxiety: when the elephant in the room is staring at you
Anxiety is a state of mental/physical tension or fear that affects millions of people and can have a big impact on your quality of life. Although anxiety feels like it can happen instantly, it is in fact the culmination of thoughts and emotions that have already been occurring subconsciously for a longer time. This article explores social anxiety and what you can do about it “read more“.
Why setting goals will help you solve your problems
One-in-ten adults have a tough time dealing with anxiety every single day. They struggle finding their own personal way out to finally enjoy themselves, others and life again. It is as if anxiety is in control and we have no power over things happening to us. There are techniques to use anxiety in our favor, so that we can ultimately fain control over it. If you’d like to know more about anxiety, about my approach and try some strategies, click on “read more”.
Why is it so important to clarify your values to bounce back from stress
A value is a chosen path, a chosen direction that helps us to orient our behaviors. Think of values as a compass, allowing us to search and reach for our goals and who we are, even when it looks like we got lost. A value is a decision about what is most important in our life, what counts the most, that decision that allows us to be the person we want to be. Having clear values in life ultimately helps minimize stress, see things clearly during stressful situations and staying committed to the person we really are. Values, decisions and consequent behaviors need to be aligned in order to provide us with that sort of peace of mind we are seeking for. “read more“.
Attention training: how to save your relationships
There are people who are more prone to focusing exclusively on the negative aspects of their life and environment, neglecting the positives. This ultimately has an impact on how you feel, what you get out of life and how you behave. When we only see others and situations through a negative lens, we develop a sort of tunnel vision where we confirm the negative aspects and neglect to consider a person or situation in their entirety. This is called negative confirmation bias. Failing to focus on the positive can also prevent a person from taking action, being open to change, or connecting to others and their values.“read more”.
Lost in the couple: the danger of symbiotic relationships
A very common pitfall for couples is living as if they are one, namely, living in symbiosis. Symbiosis is a synonym for “being dependent on one another”. During the first period of a romantic relationship partners feel naturally symbiotic, it’s reassuring to think alike, feel alike, not need words to understand each other, and to feel like we finally found each other. This idyllic romance has one massive disadvantage though.. “read more”.
How psychological games can sabotage your relationship
Have you ever had the impression that the arguments with your partner seem to inevitably end in the same unproductive way? Have you ever wondered how arguments start and why they seem to follow the same pattern This may be because we have the tendency to take.. “read more“.
Intercultural communication: the importance of being assertive
Relocating to a new country and encountering new communication styles can cause confusion and disorientation. With time, these differences become increasingly noticeable, as do differing behaviors and values. Amid this cultural confusion, many people tend to develop difficulties communicating, either at work, or with family, friends and partners, be they from a different culture, or your own. Some people may also feel misunderstood, insecure or angry when relating to others.. “read more”.
Job hunting and the procrastination game
Considering the economic climate of the last few years, I believe that motivation is one of the most important skills you can develop in order to achieve your goals. It’s easy to lose your path and connection with the person you want to be when facing such a fickle job market. The job application allergy..”read more“