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Self-Esteem: What Is Self-Esteem and What Is Not

Self-Esteem: What Is Self-Esteem and What Is Not

When the subject of self-esteem is raised, the air suddenly becomes dense with the negative connotation that the topic suggests. It has become a deep-seeded issue that resonates with the majority; we can find solidarity in the fact that we never feel whole. Therein lies the problem. It has become normal to feel obsolete. Although highly influenced by external factors, our level of self-worth can come from nowhere but within ourselves.

Self-esteem issues effect our everyday performance, and basically just every moment of everyday. How you perceive yourself is transmitted through every action you take, every expression you make. You can vastly improve your quality of life by positively altering the way that you view yourself, and realize that you’re awesome, and so deserving of love and the rewards from your success. Changing your thought process is next to impossible, but it can be done. And it is quite literally, a labor of love.

Here are a few Lifehack articles (written by yours truly) covering different facets of self-esteem.

The Most Appropriate Definition of Self-Esteem

Fame Doesn’t Equal Self-Esteem

Social Media presence has such a hold on society, that we gauge or self-worth based on our “following” or “fame.”

How We Are Confusing Self-Love With Narcissism In This Generation

Identifying narcissistic behaviors within yourself or others, and how to nurture self-love without allowing it to turn into narcissism.

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Signs of People Who Have Self-Esteem Issues

Signs Of Low Self-Esteem And The Root Causes You Might Not Know

People who have low self esteem are always hard on themselves. Sometimes they don’t accept compliments because they second guess others’ intentions.

15 Signs Of Self-Absorbed People

Self-absorbed people portray certain patterns that are similar to narcissistic people, and these  self-esteem.

The Hidden Causes of Low Self-Esteem

How Parents’s Love Destroy Their Children’s Self-Esteem

Some friendly advice on how to be a healthy and positive influence on a growing child’s self esteem.

How Social Media Secretly Manipulates Our Views On Winners and Losers

A look into the negative effects of social media, Spot-light culture, and the fear of missing out.

How Our Obsession With Other People’s Approval Is Destroying Us

Spotlight Culture has given us all the impression that everyone is always watching and judging our every move. Here’s how to separate yourself from that silly mentality.

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Where Self-Esteem Comes From

Winning It All Doesn’t Guarantee High Self-esteem

Battling Shame Culture, and learning how to not lose yourself in the process of winning your success.

The More We Compare, The More We Lose Ourselves

The toxicity that comes along with comparison, when we put too much focus on the success of others, that it inhibits our own growth.

Why People’s Approval Shouldn’t Matter

If you want to live a fulfilling life, let go of your need for approval from others.

People Who Have A Life Purpose Have Higher Self-Esteem

How finding your life’s work and committing to it will greatly improve your self-esteem.

The Magic of Boosing Self-Esteem Lies within You

True self-esteem comes from within, not external stuff like the number of likes on the social media.

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How to Build Self-Esteem & Self-Confidence

10 Ways To Believe In Yourself Again

We have to believe in ourselves and in our abilities to succeed in life.

15 Things Highly Confident People Don’t Do

Highly confident people believe in their ability to achieve greatness. Learn from them and become a confident person.

63 Ways to Build Self-Confidence

Confidence is a tool you can use to boost your self-esteem and achieve what you want in your everyday life.

Incredible Ways to Make You a Charming Person

When you start to believe in yourself and demonstrate confidence, you’ll become more charming than ever.

How to Love Yourself More for Better Self-Esteem

3 Simple Steps to Make You Constantly Feel Good About Yourself

By feeling good about yourself, you let your true self shine.

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30 Ways to Practice Self-Love and Be Good to Yourself

It’s not about being self-absorbed, it’s about getting in touch with our well-being and happiness.

How to Love Yourself, Even if No One Else Does

You don’t need anyone else to complete your life, you’re the one responsible for your own love.

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Last Updated on March 17, 2020

4 Simple Ways to Make Boring Work Become Interesting

4 Simple Ways to Make Boring Work Become Interesting

Are you bored at work right now?

Sitting at your desk, wishing you could be anywhere other than here, doing anything else…?

You’re not alone.

Even when you have a job you love, it’s easy to get bored. And if your job isn’t something you’re passionate about, it’s even easier for boredom to creep in.

Did you know it’s actually possible to make any job more interesting?

That’s right.

Whether it’s data entry or shelf stacking, even the most mind-numbing of jobs can be made more fun.

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Understanding the science behind boredom is the first step to beating it.

Read on to learn the truth about boredom, and what you can do to stop feeling bored at work for good.

VIDEO SUMMARY

I’m bored – as you’re watching the same film over and over again, even though it’s your favorite one

When you experience something new, your brain releases opioids – chemicals which make you feel good. [1]

It’s the feeling you might get when you taste a new food for the first time, watch a cool new film, or meet a new person.

However, the next time you have the same experience, the brain processes it in a different way, without releasing so many feel-good chemicals.

That’s why you won’t get the same thrill when you eat that delicious meal for the tenth time, rewatch that film again, or spend time with the same friend.

So, in a nutshell, we get bored when we aren’t having any new experiences.

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Now, new experiences don’t have to be huge life changes – they could be as simple as taking a different route to work, or picking a different sandwich shop for lunch.

We’re going to apply this theory to your boring job.

Keep reading find out how to make subtle changes to the way you work to defeat boredom and have more fun.

Your work can be much more interesting if you learn these little tricks.

Ready to learn how to stop feeling so bored at work?

We’ve listed some simple suggestions below – you can start implementing these right now.

Let’s do this.

Make routine tasks more interesting by adding something new

Sometimes one new element is all it takes to turn routine tasks from dull to interesting.

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Maybe there’s a long drive you have to make every single week. You get so bored, going the same old route to make the same old deliveries.

Why not make it a routine to create a playlist of new music each Sunday, to listen to on your boring drive during the week?

Just like that, something you dread can be turned into the highlight of your day.

For other routine tasks, you could try setting a timer and trying to beat your record, moving to a new location to complete the task, or trying out a new technique for getting the work done – you might even improve your productivity, too.

Combine repetitive tasks to get them out of the way

Certain tasks are difficult to make interesting, no matter how hard you try.

Get these yawn-inducing chores out of the way ASAP by combining them into one quick, focused batch.

For example, if you hate listening to meeting recordings, and dislike tidying your desk, do them both at the same time. You’ll halve the time you spend bored out of your mind, and can move onto more interesting tasks as soon as you’re done.

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Break large tasks into small pieces and plan breaks between them

Feeling overwhelmed can lead you to procrastinate and get bored. Try breaking up large tasks into lots of small pieces to keep things manageable and fun.

Try breaking up a 10,000 word report into 1000-word sections. Reward yourself at the end of each section, and you’ll get 10 mini mood boosts, instead of just one at the end.

You can also plan short breaks between each section, which will help to prevent boredom and keep you focused.

Give yourself regular rewards, it can be anything that makes you feel good

Make sure you reward yourself for achievements, even if they feel small.

Rewards could include:

  • Eating your favourite snack.
  • Taking a walk in a natural area.
  • Spending a few minutes on a fun online game.
  • Buying yourself a small treat.
  • Visiting a new place.
  • Spending time on a favourite hobby.

Your brain will come to associate work with fun rewards, and you’ll soon feel less bored and more motivated.

Boredom doesn’t have to be a fact of life.

Make your working life feel a thousand times more fun by following the simple tips above.

Reference

[1] Psychology Today: Why People Get Bored

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