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Create an Esteem Jar

Create an Esteem Jar I spotted this Happiness Jar while surfing Pinterest one day. Basically, you scribble a note of gratitude each day and put it in the jar. It’s a way of connecting with your present and counting your blessings. Also, if you tend to spend an...

Getting Over A Pattern Of Being Too Trusting / Distrusting

Getting Over A Pattern Of Being Too Trusting / Distrusting Reading through people’s stories here at Baggage Reclaim School, there’s a recurring theme of being too trusting or being hyper-vigilant and having a general sense of distrust. Both of these issues...

Releasing Fear: Increasing Self-Awareness By Improving Self-Knowledge

Releasing Fear: Increasing Self-Awareness By Improving Self-Knowledge illustration by Nat Lue[/caption] The reason why you have a pattern of thinking and behaviour that’s working against you is due to lack of self-knowledge. The more you strive to open up your...

Understanding Regret & Why You Need To Move Past It

Understanding Regret & Why You Need To Move Past It Regret is something that everybody experiences to lesser or greater degrees. It’s recognising something that you wished you’d done differently and then feeling sad, disappointed, remorseful or even ashamed. When...

Breaking The ‘Helper’ Habit

Breaking The ‘Helper’ Habit If you have a pattern of feeling taken advantage of and suppressing your own needs, expectations, desires, feelings and opinions because you have a ‘Helper Habit’, it’s important to address this combination of people...