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How to motivate yourself to change | Psyche

Change and self-development

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How to motivate yourself to change

Change is hard, but it’s possible. Use motivational interviewing techniques to build your confidence, and take the plunge

by Angela Wood & Ralph Wood

How to save yourself another pointless guilt trip | Psyche

Shame and guilt

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How to save yourself another pointless guilt trip

Just because you feel guilty doesn’t mean you’ve done something wrong. Relax the rules you live by and set yourself free

by Aziz Gazipura

How to laugh more | Psyche

Laughter and comedy

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How to laugh more

You don’t have to wait to be amused, there are ways to train yourself to enjoy the ‘cheap medicine’ of laughter every day

by Freda Gonot-Schoupinsky

How to learn a language (and stick at it) | Psyche

Learning and education

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How to learn a language (and stick at it)

Forget about fluency and how languages are taught at school: as an adult learner you can take a whole new approach

by John Gallagher

How to cope with teen anxiety | Psyche

Anxiety

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How to cope with teen anxiety

Cognitive behavioural therapy provides a toolbox of skills to help you manage anxiety and do what you want with your life

by Regine Galanti

How to speak in public | Psyche

Communication

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How to speak in public

Public speaking can feel like an ordeal, but take a lesson from the ancients: it’s a skill you can develop like any other

by John Bowe

How to create compelling characters | Psyche

Stories and literature

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How to create compelling characters

It’s not only writer’s intuition. Use personality psychology to create just the right blend of surprise and believability

by Kira-Anne Pelican

How to be angry | Psyche

Anger

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How to be angry

Anger is a fuel that’s dangerous when out of control. But managed well, it can energise you to identify and confront problems

by Ryan Martin

How to manage worry in pregnancy | Psyche

Anxiety

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How to manage worry in pregnancy

By learning to distinguish productive from unproductive worry, you’ll be free to enjoy the more positive aspects of pregnancy

by Pamela Wiegartz

How to be lucky | Psyche

Creativity

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How to be lucky

Most of us think that luck just happens (or doesn’t) but everyone can learn to look for the unexpected and find serendipity

by Christian Busch