Nobody likes uncomfortable emotions, and we all would do anything else but meet them face to face. But there’s a lot to learn about ourselves and our environment when we allow those uncomfortable emotions to traverse us. We can learn, and we can grow.
As one of the five basic emotions, anger is familiar to most of us. Almost everyone has experienced anger or witnessed others expressing it around them. Anger affects your behavior and attitude and shapes your relationships. Therefore, it’s critical to develop a system to tame your anger and be in control.
We all have an internal chatter and, most of the time, it’s not a friendly one. It talks in the backs of our minds and is constantly lying to us, subtly but damagingly. It’s a coping mechanism, but is it really helpful? Learn about the most common lies we tell ourselves and how to stop doing that.
Saying no is terrifying to many people, but it doesn’t have to be. Learning how to say no will give you a skill you need to value yourself more and live a more fulfilling life. Once you stop being a people pleaser, you can focus on what is truly important to you.
Fear of rejection affects most of us. From rich to poor, from confident to timid, and from successful to less successful, everyone fears rejection one way or another. So the question then becomes, how do you get over it?
Fear paralyzes us and keeps us stuck. It robs us of opportunities and creates artificial hurdles in our way. How can we thrive then? How can we kill those demons and overcome fear?
Have you ever felt like a “fraud”? Like someone could discover the real you and you’d be in a pickle? Well, you are not alone. We’ve all experienced the impostor syndrome at some point in our lives. But the good news is, you can learn a few ways to overcome it and beat it.
If you are a writer it’s almost a certainty that at one point in your writing life you experienced what’s called a “writer’s block”. I say “what’s called,” and I quote it because I am not 100% certain that writer’s block, per se, is a phenomenon exclusively dedicated to writers.
All of us have been angry or upset at someone else at least a few times in our lives. No matter how accepting, reconciling and peaceful you are, you are bound to get into a situation where you get angry with a friend, co-worker or a member of your family. It seems as if the anger in our lives is growing in the last few decades, but I am not sure that this is an actual true statistic. I think that nowadays we have a lot more tools to express our anger in a public manner that it has become much more obvious and in our face.