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Confidence takes time: six steps towards a more social and confident you.

The media keeps throwing articles and TV shows at us, telling us we all should strive to be confident and youthful. Shy people are advised to go out there and start socializing they say.

Being bullied as a youth turned me into a shy person with chronic anxiety, which makes it hard to connect to others and trust people. Over the years I used all the advise TV and media threw at me to try and become ‘better’. To become what I believe I should be; a happy go lucky person with a full social life.

I ended up depressed and exhausted. I also felt as if something was wrong with me, until I realised that it wasn’t me that was the problem. It was the advice. More

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OPINION | Big Brainwashing. Why does Big Brother want us to love dangerous Ann Widdecombe?

Yes, I admit it: I’ve been watching Celebrity Big Brother for the first time in years. Hearing it was the Year of the Women I was intrigued. Hearing that there were, to be frank, political discussions hooked me. Little did I know what was in store.

Well, about that whole Year of the Women debacle I can be short: they never meant it did they? If they did the selection would have been better. (Almost) all of the women selected were lovely and admirable in their own way, but were they the perfect choice to represent the whole of womanhood?

Not according to the audience who voted three out in the first week and another three in last Tuesday’s eviction. But even ignoring that: the year of the women basically ended when the men entered the house … or even before that: the moment Ann Widdecombe entered and opened her mouth. MORE

Bitesize Advice 6

Add this one good habit to your day …

Another tip to beat #Anxiety

Visualise to make it happen #psychology

Be kind to yourself

Distract a depressed anxious mind

Life needs pleasure!

Don’t be pressured by social media!

Don’t let negativity rule your mind

Don’t keep your sadness to yourself!

Always speak your truth – don’t let anyone hurt you!

It doesn’t matter WHEN you succeed; it’s the courage to try that counts! #NewYearNewYou

A message for everyone feeling they started the new year badly!!

How to keep your New Year’s Resolutions

How to keep your New Year’s Resolutions tip 1

How to keep your New Year’s Resolutions tip 2

How to keep your New Year’s resolutions tip 3

How to keep your New Year’s Resolutions tip 4

A Christmas Wish For You All!!

Christmas Bitesize Advice!

Calm holiday stress and anxiety tip 1 #christmas #psychology

Calm holiday stress and anxiety tip 2 #christmas #psychology

Calm holiday stress and anxiety tip 3 #christmas #psychology

How to keep Christmas dinner fun #psychology

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