Self Determination · Setting Intentions

Self Determination – Setting Intentions

I think that determination can be most easily described as persevering even when you don't want to. In this way, it's tied to the concept of discipline. And I think that the reason a lot of us struggle with determination and discipline is because we don't believe we'll achieve that which we're striving for -… Continue reading Self Determination – Setting Intentions

Self Responsibility · Setting Intentions

Self Responsibility – Setting Intentions

"The truth about life is, when all is said and done, each of us is responsible for our own happiness." - Dr Alex Yellowlees Self responsibility, in my opinion, is not something you can decide to have. It is a seed you plant in your mind that takes months and years to grow. The idea… Continue reading Self Responsibility – Setting Intentions

self assertiveness · Setting Intentions

Self Assertiveness – Setting Intentions

My last two posts on anxiety and codependency and enmeshment actually tie in quite nicely with assertiveness. In my post on anxiety, I said: You do not have to apologise for taking up space in this world. The meaning of this may or may not be clear to some people. What I mean by this… Continue reading Self Assertiveness – Setting Intentions

self reliance · Setting Intentions

Self Reliance – Setting Intentions

"Self reliance is about making a commitment to becoming less dependent on others, practically and emotionally, and to building up our sense of self confidence and self-competence. It may mean learning a new skill or attending a course for example, or beginning to grow out of a childlike relationship with a parental figure." - Dr… Continue reading Self Reliance – Setting Intentions

Self Care · Setting Intentions

Self Care + Self Protection – Setting Intentions

The scope of concepts, subject matter and self help techniques already covered on this blog is quite large; so for the next two similar concepts, I'll be exploring them simultaneously. Self care and self protection bring the practicalities of parenting to mind - meeting a child's fundamental needs. In my resource for self-esteem growth, it… Continue reading Self Care + Self Protection – Setting Intentions

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Self Love – Setting Intentions

In the run-up to this post, I came across a well-timed Facebook post from Blurt Foundation - a charitable organisation dedicated to helping people with depression. The post was about self love and it was accompanied by a lovely diagram (see below). The self love "hedgehog" displays 7 conclusive methods to treat ourselves with more compassion and kindness.… Continue reading Self Love – Setting Intentions

Self Acceptance · Setting Intentions

Self Acceptance – Setting Intentions

The past couple of days, I've been feeling really lonely. I'm in a new city, in new accommodation, with new people. The place isn't really what I expected. In my room, I feel claustrophobic, isolated and lethargic. So I'm not the motivated and inspired person who wrote the last few blog posts. I sat down… Continue reading Self Acceptance – Setting Intentions

self awareness · Setting Intentions

Self Awareness – Setting Intentions

"By arising in faith and watchfulness, by self-possession and self-harmony, the wise man makes an island for his soul which many waters cannot overflow." - Watchfulness, The Dhammapada The Dhammapada is a book containing what is widely believed to be the Buddha's teachings. True contentment, it seems, comes from attaining control of one's mind and… Continue reading Self Awareness – Setting Intentions

self parenting · Setting Intentions

Self Parenting – Setting Intentions

So here I embark on the first step of my commitment to self-esteem growth: self parenting. Self parenting has to do with how you treat yourself and relate to yourself. It also deals with your inner conversations - approval and disapproval. In my resource for self-esteem growth, it asks the following questions: "Do we treat… Continue reading Self Parenting – Setting Intentions