Avoiding the Compare and Despair Cycle: Simple Ways to Boost your Confidence and Wellbeing

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compare and despair
No one likes a Debbie Downer.
Yet, everyday millions of us engage in behaviours that routinely mess with our mood.
Here’s what you do:
1. You login to Facebook or Instagram
2. You mindlessly scroll through your feed
3. You repeat this behaviour several times a day
It seems harmless, right? You’re just checking social media. But every […]

How to get a power boost in 2 minutes

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Image from Amazon ArchivesWhat does wonder woman, chimpanzees and Usain Bolt all in have in common?
They strike power poses.
Chances are you may know someone who strikes such poses (legs and arms spread out, hands on hips or behind one’s head, chest puffed up, etc). These people typically exude power and dominance.
But the good news is you don’t need to have super powers or high status to experience power and confidence.
In fact, […]

Perfect posture boosts confidence

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Feeling unmotivated? Lacking confidence? Consider altering your posture.
It’s firmly established that a large number of bodily movements, including posture, can influence one’s personal attitudes, motivation levels and ability to think. Studies have found that sitting slumped in a chair can make one feel less proud of their performance (Stepper & Strack, 1993) and can lead to people giving up more quickly […]