Applying For Jobs With Low Self-Esteem

Applying For Jobs With Low Self-Esteem
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Applying for jobs is undoubtedly a nerve-wrecking task for many people, but if you struggle with low self-esteem it’s even more of a nightmare. If you yourself hardly believe you’re “worth it”, how on earth are you going to impress an employer? Low self-esteem and social anxiety are issues I have been struggling with for a long time, yet I still managed to put myself forward as a confident person and find jobs. Here’s how I did it!

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How To Reduce Screen Time

How to cut down on screen time

Now that many people are getting weekly phone updates on how much time is spent on-screen, I am sure some are wondering on how to cut down on screen time. Personally I only average 1-1.5 hour a day – 3 times less than others! – and it is all thanks to conscious decisions I’ve made that helped me move away from my phone. So, today I would like to share my best tips with you.

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Things You Don’t Want to Hear When You’re Depressed

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A persisting low mood, loss of interests, declining self-esteem and little energy to do things – it can happen to anyone. Depression is a common mental illness that affects about one in ten people in the UK, according to the NHS. Causes may vary, but one thing is certain: depression does not discriminate.

Unfortunately, people with depression are often misunderstood and have to deal with many hurtful comments about what is essentially an invisible but very serious illness. Nevertheless, a healthy support network can make a world of difference for a person with depression. So how can you help someone cope? And what should you most certainly not do?

I have drawn up a number of tips from years of dealing with depression. These include things people have said to me that were not helpful, and things people have done that were helpful. What I want to emphasise most of all is that depression can be very hard – not just on the person themselves, but also on their surroundings – but that you can help someone a long way even with the tiniest gestures.

Also, please always bear in mind that you are not a professional and it is not your job to “fix” the other person: all you can do is be there for them. At the bottom of this post I have listed some resources that can help when you or another person is having a hard time.

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