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  • Better self-esteem: How to create subgoals (1 minute read)
    Better self-esteem: How to create subgoals (1 minute read) This post “Better self-esteem: How to create subgoals” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by achieving your resolutions and goals. This will kick-start you towards your desired direction.   Better self-esteem: How to create subgoals Earlier posts introduced the SMART model.  The model stands for 5 important characteristics that can help you detail and hence make it easier to identify and achieve motivating goals: Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time Limited This post continues with how to make you goals achievable: Interim goals can sometimes be important to keep motivation …

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  • Better self-esteem: How to create achievable goals (1 minute goals)
    Better self-esteem: How to create achievable goals (1 minute goals) This post “Better self-esteem: How to create achievable goals” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by achieving your resolutions and goals. This will kick-start you towards your desired direction.   Better self-esteem: How to create achievable goals Last post introduced the SMART model to get in a desired direction.  The model stands for 5 important characteristics that can help you detail and hence make it easier to identify and achieve motivating goals: Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time Limited This post is about how important it is to make …

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  • Better self-esteem: How to make goals measurable (1 minute read)
    Better self-esteem: How to make goals measurable (1 minute read) This post Better self-esteem: How to make goals measurable continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by achieving your resolutions and goals.   Better self-esteem: How to make goals measurable Last post introduced the SMART model to get in a desired direction.  The model stands for 5 important characteristics that can help you detail and hence make it easier to identify and achieve motivating goals: Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time Limited This post is about how important it is to make you goals measurable: Goals must be measurable for …

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  • Better self-esteem: How to make goals specific (1 minute read)
    Better self-esteem: How to make goals specific (1 minute read) This post “Better self-esteem: How to make goals specific” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by achieving your resolutions and goals. Better self-esteem: How to make goals specific: Last post introduced the SMART model to get in a desired direction.  The model stands for 5 important characteristics that can help you detail and hence make it easier to identify and achieve motivating goals: Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time Limited This post is about how important it is to make you goals specific: Goals should be concrete and reflect …

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  • Better self-esteem: How to create motivating goals (1 minute read)
    Better self-esteem: How to create motivating goals (1 minute read) This post “Better self-esteem: How to create motivating goals” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by achieving your resolutions and goals. Better self-esteem: How to create motivating goals Last post introduced the SMART model to get in a desired direction.  The model stands for 5 important characteristics that can help you detail and hence easier create and achieve motivating goals: Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time Limited This post is about how important it is to make you goals specific: Goals should be concrete and reflect how life will …

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    Add Your Heading Text Here This post focuses with how you can increase your self-esteem by achieving your resolutions and goals. If you have made new year’s resolutions or just want to develop some area this coming year, it is important to start formulate actual goals to get a desired direction.  A useful tool for this is the SMART model. This stands for 5 important characteristics of goalsetting: Specific Measurable Achievable Relevant Time Limited, to help you set and achieve motivating goals. Specific: Goals should be concrete and reflect how life will be when you have reached your goal. The …

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  • Self-esteem: How to achieve resolutions by finding time for them (1 minute read)
    Self-esteem: How to achieve resolutions by finding time for them (1 minute read) This post “Self-esteem: How to achieve resolutions by finding time for them” resumes on how you can increase your self-esteem. Many of us have now made new year’s resolutions. Here is an inspirational quote to trigger reflective thought: “You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.”  Charles Buxton When something is really important to you, you make time for it – or at least you will have to force yourself to make time for it. For changes that require activity, …

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  • Increase your self-esteem by listing your achievements this year (1 minute read)
    Increase your self-esteem by listing your achievements this year (1 minute read) This post “Increase your self-esteem by listing your achievements this year” focuses on that  New year’s eve is coming up. Before diving into the possible changes you potentially would like to make to your life and new directions you would like to explore, I suggest you reflect over your achievements so far.   Increase your self-esteem by listing your achievements this year (1 minute read) It is important to honour yourself for what you already have accomplished and who you have become during this last year since this …

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  • Self-esteem: How your body stops you from harming yourself by too much stress (1 minute read)
    Self-esteem: How your body stops you from harming yourself by too much stress (1 minute read) This post “Self-esteem: How your body stops you from harming yourself by too much stress” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by paying attention to your feelings.   Self-esteem: How your body stops you from harming yourself by too much stress (1 minute read) Feelings correspond to behavioural and motivational impulses that are important for our survival and for signalling our human needs to us. Panksepp’s has identified three types of major emotional systems: 1 The dominating ‘threat and self-protection’-system to fight …

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  • Self-esteem: How unexpected life events can harm us (1 minute read)
    Self-esteem: How unexpected life events can harm us (1 minute read) This post “Self-esteem: How unexpected life events can harm us” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by paying attention to your feelings. Self-esteem: How unexpected life events can harm us: Feelings correspond to behavioural and motivational impulses that are important for our survival and for signalling our human needs to us. As previously mentioned, Panksepp has based on research identified three types of major emotional systems with different functions: 1 The dominating ‘threat and self-protection’-system to fight for survival 2 The stimuli and resource-seeking, ‘drive-excitement’-system 3 The …

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  • Increase your self-esteem by understanding the 3 inner systems of feelings (1 minute read)
    Increase your self-esteem by understanding the 3 inner systems of feelings (1 minute read) This post “Increase your self-esteem by understanding the 3 inner systems of feelings” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by paying attention to your feelings. Increase your self-esteem by understanding the 3 inner systems of feelings: Feelings correspond to behavioural and motivational impulses that are important for our survival and for signaling our human needs to us. Panksepp has based on research identified three types of major emotional systems with different functions: 1 The dominating ‘threat and self-protection’-system to ensure survival by detecting and …

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  • Increase your self-esteem by understanding the human security system (1 minute read)
    Increase your self-esteem by understanding the human security system (1 minute read) This post “Increase your self-esteem by understanding the human security system” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by paying attention to your feelings.   Increase your self-esteem by understanding the human security system: As mentioned in earlier posts, one of the characteristics of feelings is that they each correspond to behavioural and motivational impulses that are important for our survival and for signaling our human needs to us. Panksepp has identified three types of major emotional systems with different functions. These three systems are based on research …

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  • Increase your self-esteem by understanding the human drive system (1 minute read)
    Increase your self-esteem by understanding the human drive system (1 minute read) This post “Increase your self-esteem by understanding the human drive system” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by listening to your feelings.   Increase your self-esteem by understanding the human drive system: As mentioned in earlier posts, one of the characteristics of feelings is that they each correspond to behavioural and motivational impulses that are important for our survival and for signaling our human needs to us. Panksepp has identified three types of major emotional systems with different functions. These three systems are based on research on …

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  • Increase your self-esteem by understanding the threat system (1 minute read)
    Increase your self-esteem by understanding the threat system (1 minute read) This post “Increase your self-esteem by understanding the threat system” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by listening to your feelings.   Increase your self-esteem by understanding the threat system: As mentioned in earlier posts, one of the characteristics of feelings is that they each correspond to behavioural and motivational impulses that are important for our survival and for signaling our human needs to us. Panksepp has identified three types of major emotional systems with different functions. These three systems are based on research on emotions/feelings. The first …

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  • Increase your self-esteem by understanding the motivations behind feelings (1 minute read)
    Increase your self-esteem by understanding the motivations behind feelings (1 minute read) This post “Increase your self-esteem by understanding the motivations behind feelings” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by listening to your feelings.   Increase your self-esteem by understanding the motivations behind feelings: As mentioned in earlier posts, one of the characteristics of feelings is that they each correspond to behavioural and motivational impulses that are important for our survival and for signaling our human needs to us. Examples of these impulses are seeking after resources, shelter and support when scared or reaching out for social contacts …

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  • Increase your self-esteem by managing shame with kindness and understanding (1 minute read)
    Increase your self-esteem by managing shame with kindness and understanding (1 minute read) This post “Increase your self-esteem by managing shame with kindness and understanding” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by listening to your feelings and heal self-destructive shame. Increase your self-esteem by managing shame with kindness and understanding: The last posts have been about some of the important insights and building blocks to heal destructive shame. Here are some more techniques you can try: -Develop the ability to study yourself from an observer’s perspective by asking yourself how you are perceived and if this matches your …

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  • Increase your self-esteem by strategies that reduce shame (1 minute read)
    Increase your self-esteem by strategies that reduce shame (1 minute read) This post “Increase your self-esteem by strategies that reduce shame” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by listening to your feelings and heal self-destructive shame. Increase your self-esteem by strategies that reduce shame: The last posts have been about some of the important insights and building blocks to heal destructive shame, such as understanding: -How you can create and maintain relationships -The nature and function of feelings and how they can be your guides instead of annoying problems -How you can decrease strong and unpleasant feelings -The …

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  • Increase your self-esteem by more strategies that calm strong emotions such as shame (1 minute read)
    Increase your self-esteem by more strategies that calm strong emotions such as shame (1 minute read) This post “Increase your self-esteem by more strategies that calm strong emotions such as shame” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by listening to your feelings and heal self-destructive shame. Increase your self-esteem by more strategies that calm strong emotions such as shame: One way of reducing self-critical shame is to become more self-compassionate. Here are some more important insights in how Compassion Focused Therapy, CFT, can be helpful in reducing self-critical shame by helping you taking control over strong feelings: 4 …

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  • Increase your self-esteem and decrease shame by managing strong feelings (1 minute read)
    Increase your self-esteem and decrease shame by managing strong feelings (1 minute read) This post “Increase your self-esteem and decrease shame by managing strong feelings” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by listening to your feelings and heal self-destructive shame. Increase your self-esteem and decrease shame by managing strong feelings: One way of reducing self-critical shame is to become more self-compassionate. Here are some more important insights in how Compassion Focused Therapy, CFT, can be helpful in reducing self-critical shame by helping you taking control over strong feelings: 1 Calm breathing – slowly breathing out longer than breathing …

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  • Increase your self-esteem and reduce shame by influencing thoughts and feelings (1 minute read)
    Increase your self-esteem and reduce shame by influencing thoughts and feelings (1 minute read) This post “Increase your self-esteem and reduce shame by influencing thoughts and feelings” continues with how you can increase your self-esteem by listening to your feelings and heal self-destructive shame.   Increase your self-esteem and reduce shame by influencing thoughts and feelings: One way of reducing self-critical shame is to become more self-compassionate. Here are some more important insights in how CFT can be helpful in reducing self-critical shame: Understanding the nature of thoughts: – Thoughts are NOT true in themselves – only perspectives and interpretations– …

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