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Mindfulness: Be mindful. Live in the moment. by Gill Hasson

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Mindfulness for Self-Esteem: Confidence, Self-Esteem and Loneliness

What does mindfulness have to do with self-esteem? Everything! A key aspect of self-esteem and confidence is how it is influenced by your thoughts, beliefs and ideas about yourself in the past and the future.

If your thoughts about your actions and behaviour in the past (the past could be yesterday, last week or years ago) are positive – for example, pride, gratitude and relief – you probably feel quite good about yourself now. If, though, they are unhappy thoughts and feelings – guilt and regret, for example – you may have low self-esteem and confidence right now.

If your ideas and expectations about yourself in the future are negative; anxious, worried, frightened or hopeless, ...

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