How To Articles

There is no shortage of advice and different opinions on how to deal with and manage experiences and problems that come up in life.

With that being the case, the below articles will provide a thorough look at how some people choose to handle these things as they come up in our lives.

How To Talk To People: Overcoming Social Anxiety

Talking to new people can be a stressful thing to do. Being social creatures, we naturally want to make friends, and we want everyone we meet to like us. However, acquiring...

How To Build Confidence That Lasts - What You Need To Know

Why does it seem like some people are just full of confidence and others struggle to have any at all? We all have that one person we know that just radiates confidence from...

How To Deal With Disappointment And Let Things Go

Disappointment is an inevitable part of life. Even the happiest, most “zen” people experience it at times. Disappointment comes in various forms, but what is constant is that it...

How To Communicate Better: Techniques That Work

Communication is defined as: “the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings,...

How To Get Out Of Your Head And Into Your Body

Overthinking and negative thinking are two major problems that many people have difficulty overcoming. When we overthink, we get into the habit of developing negative thought...

How To Not Take Things Personally

Taking things personally is a habit that can harm and even end our relationships if we allow it to continue. Why do we take things personally and what does that even mean? When...

Addressing Your Feelings: How To Deal With Guilt

All of us have experienced guilt at one point or another, and it often starts with our internal dialogue. According to Psychology Today, guilt can paralyze us, or provide the...

How To Stop Intrusive Thoughts And Live Your Life

Those who manage Obsessive Compulsive Disorder on a daily basis understand the debilitating effects of intrusive thoughts. The never-ending stream of possible catastrophic...

How To Stop Feeling Hopeless

Hope is a thing with feathers, wrote Emily Dickinson. Hope springs eternal, said another poet, Alexander Pope. But these esteemed poets aside, sometimes hope fails us. Sometimes...

How To Be A Good Person And Why It Matters

“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.” -William Shakespeare Close your eyes for a moment and think of someone that you consider...

How To Help A Hoarder - Important Do's And Don'ts

Living with a loved one who is a hoarder can be extremely stressful. It probably affects your ability to be as close to that person as you would like. Maybe you avoid visiting...

How To Improve Interpersonal Skills

Do you feel as though you can walk into a room and instantly become friends with everyone around? Or are you on the other side of the spectrum, finding it difficult to relate to...

Here we have some wonderful articles to help you get started with some how-to subjects. After all, learning is power, and here, you can learn a lot about each of these subjects, and how it can help. 

Talking To People With Social Anxiety

It can be difficult for you to deal with social anxiety when you want to meet new people. Seeking the help of a therapist is a good way to get over your phobia, and practicing calming techniques can help with your anxiety, and here we’ll also give you some resources to start. 

Building Confidence

Being confident can help you get the job, get a relationship, or just make you feel better about yourself. Some people have low confidence, and a therapist may help with that. However, if you want to build confidence, there are a few ways to do so, and we can help with that.  This is a big part of a person’s life, and it can really make a difference. t. 

Communicate Better 

Some people are born with a golden tongue, but others may be born socially awkward. Miscommunications and awkward communications ensue. However, it is possible to communicate better. You can do so by talking to a therapist and identifying your mistakes. Practicing body language, speech, and making sure you have a good tone online can help as well. We offer some wonderful information on how to communicate successfully, which can be incredibly helpful in social situations. It’s the basis of all human interaction, so it’s important to know. 

Stop Overthinking

We all tend to overthink things. Looking critically at a situation is good, but sometimes, overthinking it can stall you. This is something that cognitive behavioral therapy or mindfulness may be able to fix. It can take your worries and put them in perspective, and then you can move past them. 

Overthinking can ruin you, and it can be stressful to deal with, but hopefully, by learning how to do so, you can quell anxiety, and feel good about yourself. 

Dealing With Guilt

If you feel guilty about something, you need to think about why. Why do you feel guilty? Is it something you actually did, or do you have second-hand guilt? 

If you did do something, and have tried to make it right, perhaps it’s best you learn from your mistake and move on. If you feel second-hand guilt, why? Figure that out, and we can give you more information on how to do so. 

Stopping Intrusive Thoughts 

Intrusive thoughts can happen to those with OCD, but they honestly can happen to anyone as well. Intrusive thoughts can take a while to stop. Mindfulness techniques and cognitive behavioral therapy may help you learn more about why you feel this way, and what you can do about it. 

Stop Feeling Hopeless 

If you feel like you have no hope, why is that? Is it something you’ve did, or your circumstances of life. Learning to adapt a more positive attitude is the solution, but it’s not easy for everyone. If you’re unsure why you feel so hopeless, try figuring it out and realize that there is hope. 

Helping a Suicidal Friend 

Helping a friend who is suicidal can feel like dismantling a bomb. You want to be there for them, but how can you make the situation better and not worse? Offering a hand is a good idea, and calling emergency services should they seem suicidal is a good idea, too. 

Being a Good Person 

You may wonder how you can be a good person. While “Good” is a little subjective, a good person is generally one who is empathetic towards others and tries not to harm others. Look at your actions. Is there anything you can do better? Talk to people who are better than you, and learn to be in their shoes. 

Helping a Hoarder

If you live with a hoarder or know one, it can be distressing. If you live with a hoarder, your home is probably a fire hazard you can’t move around in. 

Helping a hoarder involves not enabling them or forcing them to remove their stuff. Instead, you need to ask them to seek professional help. 

Improving Interpersonal Skills 

Learning how to be a better friend and leader can be a challenge. Some people are born with it, while others have to learn it. 

To improve, try talking to some strangers. Try putting yourself in their shoes, and practice your body language as well. That’s half the battle. If you're a socially awkward person, talking to someone can be a challenge. A counselor or a therapist can help.

Being Happy Alone 

Some people are lonely, and feel like having a relationship or friendship is the solution. However, there are others who believe that they must be happy with themselves beforehand. If you want to be happy with yourself, practice a skill and hone in on it. 

Overcoming Shyness

Some people are naturally more shy, while others may deal with circumstantial shyness. They may be shy because they are the new student, or they are in a new town. 

Besides seeking therapy, going to a place where there are icebreakers is a good way to be less shy. Going to a group of people who have the same interests is also a good way. 

Overcoming Fear 

Learning how to overcome your fear is always a good idea, but often, our fears hold us back. Therapy helps, as well as gradual exposure to your fear. For example, if you're afraid of heights, you may try a moderately high place, and go higher and higher.

Getting Over an Ex Boyfriend

If you had an ex boyfriend and you can’t get past him, you may wonder how you can. Therapy helps, and so does talking to new people and discovering new hobbies. Also, taking a deep look can help. What did you like about this person, and can you find it in someone else? Getting over it can be hard, but we can help you do so. 

These how-to articles will help you with each of these aspects, and you’ll be able to improve on yourself over time with these as well. 

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