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Read more about the article Top Ten Tips by Teenagers With Experience
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Top Ten Tips by Teenagers With Experience

by TeenagersWithExperience

We asked ten of our fabulous members what their top tip is when it comes to being happy. Here is what they said.

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Read more about the article Self-Esteem: Learning to Love Ourselves
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Self-Esteem: Learning to Love Ourselves

by Ella @ TeenagersWithExperience

As teenagers living in a world filled with technology, you could say that we have a ludicrous standard of beauty that we feel we need to live up to. With the ability to look up anything anywhere at any time on our ‘phones, we are subliminally told how we should look and act by photos of models and celebrities who, of course, are stunning, but is it really healthy to be comparing ourselves to people who are ‘pretty’ for a living?

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Read more about the article Understand and Start to Manage Your Anxiety Today!
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Understand and Start to Manage Your Anxiety Today!

by self-help expert Dr Pam Spurr.

Anxiety can strike anyone, even people who look ‘sorted’. The recent revelations from Zayn Malik about his crippling anxiety shows it can strike any age group too.

With so much change happening around us, anxiety seems to be on the increase.

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Read more about the article Don’t Let Shyness Hold You Back
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Don’t Let Shyness Hold You Back

by self-help expert Dr Pam Spurr.

I’ve got a really big problem with our society that gives the message we should all be extroverts. That there’s something wrong if you’re not the life-and-soul of the party. Simply not true!

We’re all made differently and I hate how some feel the pressure to be something they’re not.

That said, I’ve seen the devastating consequences of shyness. Where a shy person feels they can’t talk to someone they’re attracted to. Or make new friends, or put themselves forward for a project at school or work.

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Read more about the article 10 Tips to Stop Repeating Your Mistakes
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10 Tips to Stop Repeating Your Mistakes

by Personal Development coach Carmen Jacob.

There are those moments in life when you discover with stupefaction that you are going in circles, doing over and over again the same mistake: “Ah, no, not again! I was sure this time it will work.”

In this article you will find out 10 tips to stop making, again and again, the same mistake; but first, let’s talk about some of the reasons for doing it.

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Read more about the article Agoraphobia: My experience
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Agoraphobia: My experience

by Raúl Pérez.

June, 28th of 2013. That is the date when I last wrote for Respect Yourself, I talked about agoraphobia, not as an expert but as a mere sufferer, I was just a 17 years old boy who got the chance of sharing some words about what I had to deal with everyday. And here I am now, a 20 years old man who’s turning 21 this August.

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Read more about the article Spring Clean Your Emotional Health!
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Spring Clean Your Emotional Health!

by self-help expert Dr Pam Spurr.

Spring’s the perfect time to kickstart a new emotional outlook. The sunshine helps us feel we can start afresh.

Check out these tips.

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