By taking action, you are taking ownership and responsibility of alleviating loneliness. We often look for validation from this from external gratifications, such as other people or events to fill this vacancy in our hearts. However, sometimes this can be more harmful if your expectations are not met by them. You may be setting yourself up for disappointment.
The Use of Meditation & Prayer Whatever your religious or spiritual beliefs are, we can all practice a form of meditation and prayer. Prayer is the practice of remaining hopeful and expressing gratitude. It can give you the opportunity to look at challenges or struggles from a different perspective. Life can be overwhelming, and when you are able to have faith in possible solutions, prayer can be profoundly empowering. When we [...]
Utilizing Self-Care as a Tool for Burnout Prevention There are several common misconceptions about implementing a self-care routine, such as: "Dedicating time for myself is selfish when I have people to care for” “I don’t have the time for self-care activities” “I cannot afford to pay for it” Several benefits are associated with a daily self-care practice: Having a clear mind, more energy, balance, and confidence Prevention from burnout [...]
6 Ways to Increase Self-Esteem in Teens 1. Verbalize compliments or acknowledge positive personality traits/behaviors Examples: ∙ "You worked hard on that project." ∙ "That was really kind of you to help grandma out today with her yard work." 2. Children often have learned behaviors from their parents. Avoid your own critical self-talk in front of them. Try your best to model self-confidence. 3. Encourage and support activities that promote [...]
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)? The cognitive-behavioral model describes how an individual’s perceptions or spontaneous thoughts about situations influence emotional, behavioral, and physiological reactions. When distressed, it is common for thoughts to become inaccurate or dysfunctional. Those who participate in CBT can learn to identify and evaluate their “automatic thoughts”, which occur instantaneously as a response to an internal or external cue from past negative experiences. Such thoughts are [...]