Emotions and Personality
Although many factors affecting self confidence are at times out of our control, there are a number of things that you can consciously do, to build your self confidence that you need to reach your potential.
The Art of Letting Go - Eight Steps of Forgiveness
Forgiveness is often admired as a ideal, appreciated like "love" or "freedom." But, as with all lofty concepts, making forgiveness happen in our lives is another matter. The act of forgiving events, situations and people who have hurt us can bring us love and inner peace. There is no sure-fire formula to the process of letting go. But here are some steps to help you on your journey.
Being Emotionally Intelligent in today's world
Emotional intelligence is the capacity to be self aware, be in control, and express one's emotions in a healthy and effective manner. It helps to have a healthy balance of emotional as well as academic intelligence. Let’s explore why this is…
Being "yourself" in the Workplace
Most of us spend a large part of our life at work and therefore being yourself at the workplace is pivotal to maximize your work potential, health and happiness. But what if you feel like you have to hide a very critical part of what defines you? Your gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, caste or a disability to get social acceptance. Read on to find out the struggle and dilemma one could go through in such a situation and thereby, the impact on the workplace..
Shy? Overhaul your thinking
Shyness is often a result of the way you think about yourself. See if you identify with any of the negative thoughts described below. If you do, you will need to replace them with more realistic, positive thoughts.
Coping with Chronic Illness
We live in a world beset with stress of all kinds, be it from work, relationships, deadlines and even traffic! By virtue of being human we are also susceptible to various illnesses, but dealing with long term or chronic illness is definitely not very easy. People's limits are often stretched and it is easy to lose one's sense of perspective at such times. But there are ways in which we can step back a little and gain a few insights about life and living that only an illness can teach. And there are ways in which we can make it easier for ourselves to navigate through this difficult period, whether you are the one going through the illness or it is your loved one.
What is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional intelligence can be described as the capacity to be self aware, be in control, and express one's emotions in a healthy and effective manner. It helps us handle important interpersonal relationships with empathy and better self awareness. Let us look at the various ways it can benefit us.
For which issues can I use Counseling?
Counselling is intended to help you cope with the normal everyday challenges of living, work, relationships etc. A lot of people use counseling when they feel overwhelmed with a problem or find that a particular problem seems to persist. There are no hard and fast rules. Some people may not even have a problem but would like to improve or better themselves.
Experiences of Online Counseling
Online counselling provides you the opportunity to interact with a professional counsellor via email to share your concerns, pose questions and gain further insight into the problems you are addressing. It's like any other form of counselling, just through a different medium. Let us look at how it can benefit us.
How to Handle Criticism Effectively
No matter who you are or what your job entails, you would have faced criticism at some point in your life. Criticism is defined as judging faults and merits; however, people often forget the positive and focus only on the negative and what they think is "wrong". This makes it difficult for them to accept what is said or even use it as learning or for their benefit. This article talks about handling criticism more effectively.