Our mood is the foundation of our wellbeing. We take it with us wherever we go. Yet, we behave as though we have no control over it. But we do.
Some people seem to have the edge from birth and are naturally more confident than others, but confidence can be developed at any time.
Emotional Intelligence is a set of skills which determine how [...]
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When we think of compassion we naturally think of it being directed towards others, but we must also have self-compassion, though for some people this is a challenge. Being compassionate can make you a better person, and help you flourish. Like charity, compassion starts at home, quite literally.
Attributing our moods, feelings or even our (lack of) of self-esteem to the judgements of others or events outside ourselves is a handy delusion which is useful as a buffer. It protects us for a time and satisfies the common need to blame when things go wrong. But it is no solution to feeling unhappy or upset, and the more we do it the more our feelings seem to control us. It is realtively easy to learn to control our feelings, but you may not like it enough to do it.