How to Not Take Things So Personally: 6 Helpful Habits

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

A very common problem that can drag your self-esteem down or build up so much anger that steam may start to come out of your ears is to take things too personally.

And so you may try to grow some thicker skin and let criticism, negativity or verbal attacks just wash off of you.

But that’s often easier said than done.

So in this week’s article I’d like to share 6 habits that really work for me – at least in most cases – and helps me to reduce the stress, anger and hurt in my life.

I hope they’ll be useful for you too.

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81 Adversity Quotes to Help You Overcome Tough Times

80 Adversity Quotes to Help You Overcome Tough Times

We all face tough times and setbacks from time to time. That's just a part of life. But how we handle it makes all the difference.

So in today's post I’d like to share the best quotes on adversity. 

Timeless thoughts from the past 2000+ years about how to deal with and overcome adversity but also about what the benefits of adversity in life are.

I hope these thoughts and advice will be as helpful for you as they have been for me the past few years.

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12 Powerful Ways to Reduce and Calm Your Anxiety

12 Powerful Ways to Reduce and Calm Your Anxiety

Today I want to share 12 tips that have been really useful for me to calm my anxiety in everyday life.

Because if you’re anything like me you have been there many times.

You’re sitting in a waiting room. Or just waiting somewhere.

Soon it will begin.

Your leg is starting to shake nervously. Your hands are starting to sweat and maybe your mouth feels a bit dry.

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How to Overcome Victim Thinking: 3 Powerful Steps

Victim Thinking“Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.”
Helen Keller

How do you react if something in your life doesn't go as you wish?

Well, at first you’ll probably feel pain of some sort.

But what happens after that? What do you do after the initial pain?

Do you think of yourself as a victim, as someone with little or no control or power?

Do you slip back into a familiar headspace where you feel sorry for yourself and where you feel like someone – or the whole world – is against you?

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