The confidence gap is an interesting concept. Closely linked to imposter syndrome, it is the disparity in confidence levels between men and women. A person in the same scenario, with the same experiences, might feel very differently about their chance of success dependant on their gender. So why does the confidence gap exist, and what can we do about it? Is the confidence gap real? There are several schools of thought here. Some feel that the confidence gap is absolutely real and that women need
If you want to set yourself up for success, a positive self-image is step number one. What is self-image? Self-image is the ideas and beliefs you have about your appearance, personality, and abilities. This belief can shape the way we approach tasks and the level of risk we can take. Positive self-image helps us to navigate more uncertain situations and achieve more favorable outcomes. Those with negative self-image may not even take these risks in the first place. This is why it is so important
We all struggle in life, but girls with low self-esteem endure these struggles much differently than boys. We endure pressure every single day of our lives, let's face it. Although we might not recognize it, we’re always expected to do something, be something, or prove something. These struggles just file right in line with all the other struggles we endure just to keep a positive image of ourselves. Girls with low self-esteem go through a grueling version of this, as most times, other girls can
The beauty industry is worth billions of dollars just in the US. But do today’s beauty trends really help women become more attractive or do they ruin their self-esteem and perception of themselves? Do they help us uncover our authentic inner beauty or force us into striving for its fake superficial version? Today’s society thrives on the cult of fakeness – fake beauty, fake kindness, fake relationships. Being an authentic version of yourself seems to be out of fashion. We need to live, look and
Fortunately, gone are the days when the mind-body connection was considered some sort of spiritual mumbo-jumbo. More and more people, including scientists and health professionals, are starting to recognize the powerful effects of this connection on our wellbeing. There are countless peer-reviewed studies that demonstrate these effects in various ways, but today we will focus on mental disorders. You may be surprised to know that some mental issues cause real physical symptoms and tangible changes in the patient’s body. Here are four mental disorders that
Being a people pleaser is just not healthy for your self-esteem and may stop you from achieving your goals in life. Pleasing others is good sometimes, especially if you’re doing something from the kindness of your heart. But always striving to make people happy, regardless of your own worth, is never a good thing. That's why you need to stop being a people pleaser for your own good. Because always wanting to please others will eventually make you feel quite empty. How to stop being
If you want to gain self-confidence, you should know that the clothes you wear play a huge role in the way you feel about yourself. The way you dress says a lot about you, as clothes are often seen as an extension of self. They have a way of conveying not just one's sense of style, but also their level of confidence. That's why learning how to gain self-confidence often starts with finding one's personal style. Have you noticed that it's often easy to point
For many of us, ladies, when it comes to our husbands, we really need to learn how to stop being controlling. We have an unconscious tinkle in our heads that says, I’m better than him, I'll help him improve or become better. Sometimes, we just feel competent to teach our husbands how to talk to the children, the way to vacuum the carpet and negotiate with their colleagues. Meanwhile, we tell ourselves that we are only helping when actually we are injuring our partner's self-esteem.