Self-Improvement

Steps to Regain Your Sexual Confidence by Lisa

Sexual confidence ​is about understanding your value, your capabilities, and‍ what you bring to the table ⁣in ‌intimate situations. This is the cornerstone of a fulfilling sex life. However, this confidence can be undermined by past emotional trauma,‌ a painful break-up, or simply being out ‌of practice. The good news⁢ is, with a bit of self-discipline, you can ⁣rebuild ⁤your sexual confidence.

Master Your Breathing

It may seem like‍ a no-brainer, but many​ people⁣ overlook the importance of controlled ⁢breathing. When ⁢we’re anxious, our breathing becomes rapid and shallow, which only exacerbates ‍the anxiety. By slowing down and taking deep​ breaths, ⁣you ⁤regain control, allowing both your body and mind to relax.‌ This is a far more pleasant state than being in a panic.

Let Go of Negative Predictions and Overthinking

If⁢ you’re ⁣reading this, chances are you’ve had your fair share of relationships.‌ Some might have​ been⁤ wonderful, others disastrous, and a⁢ few perhaps just mundane. But remember, the past should ​stay⁤ in the‌ past. If ⁤a ⁤relationship ended, instead of dwelling on the loss, be grateful.​ That person wasn’t right for you, and now ‍you can focus‍ your ⁤energy‌ on ‍finding someone who is.

Silence Your Inner Critic

That ​nagging voice of ​self-doubt can be a real⁣ bully, constantly criticizing and⁤ belittling you. But you ⁣don’t have ‌to tolerate ⁣it. ⁣Stand up to this inner bully just‌ as you would to a real-life one. Would ⁤you let someone insult you without ​defending yourself? ⁢Of course‌ not. So don’t​ let your inner critic get away with it either.‌ Remember, you wouldn’t‌ tell your friends ​that their new partner would be sexually disappointed in them, so why tell yourself that? Silence the inner critic.

Confront Your Fears

Fear can be a real‌ mood killer. If⁢ you’re feeling scared, ask yourself why. What are you afraid of? ‍What’s the ⁢worst that‍ could ‍happen? Why don’t you feel confident? Then, challenge these thoughts ⁣and look for evidence to the ‌contrary. You’ll find instances where you were confident ‌and felt good about ‌yourself. Remember, confidence is a state of‍ mind. By changing your thoughts, you can change how you feel. The power is in your hands.

Recognize Your Value

Isn’t it high time you started supporting yourself? Shouldn’t you start ‍appreciating yourself and acknowledging all‌ the wonderful qualities that make you unique? When we truly understand our worth, sexual⁤ confidence comes naturally. Confidence isn’t something you get from others; it​ comes ⁣from within. When you know your worth, you stop settling for less. So start treating yourself with kindness, and you’ll attract others who will do the same.

For ​more guidance, ⁢visit Jacqueline Hurst’s private⁤ practice and ‍ her school.

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Determining if You’re Contributing Enough to Household Chores by Lisa

Household chores, a never-ending cycle ​of⁢ cleaning⁣ and tidying, have ​become even more prominent during the lockdown. As we spend ⁤more time at home, the importance of maintaining a‍ clean‌ and organized living space has ⁣become increasingly ⁢apparent. But are‌ we all contributing equally ‍to this task?

While⁤ men have reportedly doubled ⁤their contribution to household chores ‌since the 1960s, ‌women still spend an average of an extra hour per day on these tasks. ​This‍ discrepancy may be due to men overestimating their contribution, or perhaps‍ the societal ⁤expectation of men being praised for breaking out ⁢of stereotypes and doing ‍housework. However, it’s important to note that‌ there are⁤ many‌ men who ​do their fair share of chores, and many‌ couples who​ work as a ⁤team​ to maintain their‌ homes.⁣ But⁤ overall,⁣ it seems that men ⁣could do more.

One common complaint from women is ⁢that men often need to be asked to⁤ do ​chores. But sharing‌ household responsibilities goes beyond‌ just the physical tasks. There’s also the emotional labor ​involved in remembering and noticing what‍ needs to be done, acquiring the necessary ⁣tools, arranging for tasks to be completed,⁢ and keeping track ⁢of maintenance. There ⁤are also “invisible tasks” that often go unnoticed, ⁤like emptying⁣ the dishwasher or‍ doing laundry.

The​ division⁣ of household chores is often gendered, with various theories explaining why men may not see it as their responsibility. These​ range from the ‍absurd, like a ​supposed scientific inability to see dirt, to the more plausible, like ⁤societal expectations and learned behaviors from childhood. ⁤This issue isn’t exclusive to ‌heterosexual ⁤couples; same-sex couples also face imbalances and unfairness ​in the division of chores. However, they​ may ⁣be less likely to assume certain ⁢tasks are their responsibility and‍ may discuss and ⁤divide tasks more ‌openly.

Recently, a Twitter thread⁢ went⁤ viral when a young mother ⁤stopped‌ cleaning up ⁣after​ her family ⁣to see if​ her husband would notice. It took him several days to start cleaning, and even then, ⁢he‌ didn’t clean‍ everything. This story sparked outrage and calls for divorce,‌ but it highlights a common⁤ issue: ⁢even in happy ‍relationships, there can be⁢ a silent struggle over household chores.

Regardless⁢ of how ⁤well​ your relationship is going, it’s worth assessing how much each ‍person contributes to ‍the upkeep of the ⁤home and the emotional labor of maintaining a successful relationship. To ensure fairness, it may ⁢be​ necessary to explicitly assign​ tasks. This conversation may ⁤be uncomfortable, but it’s better than letting resentment build up. After all, you don’t want to find bleach in your‍ tea.

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