Is shyness something to overcome?

Shyness is a feeling of insecurity and extreme awkwardness around others. Who at some point in their lives hasn’t experienced this? It becomes a problem when it interferes with one’s day-to-day functioning. If shyness is a part of one’s being, it doesn’t have to be something that has to be overcome. It’s a trait that should be embraced and utilized.

Shyness isn’t some terrible obstacle. It’s not something that you cannot work with. I’m a shy person. I refuse to see my shyness as something to be ashamed of. I don’t look at my shyness as a negative character trait. The world may see shyness in a poor light, but it shouldn’t affect the way we see ourselves. If we feel good about ourselves, who cares what anyone else thinks? (more…)

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Do you worry too much about the end result?

How often do you take on a task or have to make a decision and worry that you’re going to make a mistake? Does this keep you from doing things? Being the self-conscious and highly sensitive person that I am, I often feel this way.

I have found that worrying too much about results weakens me and makes me less efficient. It’s so energy draining! I used to have the bad habit of thinking that everything in life depends on how “one thing” turns out. (more…)

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What are you worried about?

Unfortunately, worry has been a constant companion in my life. As I get older, and hopefully wiser, I’m learning that most things that I worried about didn’t happen or weren’t as bad as I thought. Has this happened to you?

We formulate our thought patterns early in our lives. Have you stopped to examine if some of these thought patterns are true? For some unknown reason I had come to believe that the more I worried, the better I could cope with worry, fear, and anxiety. Definitely not true! (more…)

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Are you organized?
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Are you organized?

I write this blog post as I’m in the process of doing major organizing in my home. It seems to be an overwhelming task. Where do I start? Can anyone relate to my dilemma?

I’m organized in a disorganized kind of way. Does this make sense? To give you an example, I have a habit of clipping articles from many sources on topics that I’m interested in. I have numerous folders with headings of specific topics. Sounds organized doesn’t it? Wrong! I’m still overwhelmed! (more…)

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