I am in senior school. About a year ago I became very ill and started vomiting. It was really bad at the time, and I had to see a number of doctors before it got better.
I still have to take medicine daily, and I still vomit three or four times a week for no reason. This is much better than it was, but I am still far from well. I feel nauseous and tired most of the time.
Because of this, last year I missed most of the school year. This year is a bit better, but it is really difficult to concentrate at school when I feel like vomiting. I have arranged with friends to help me stay on top of my schoolwork, and so far I am coping.
However, my parents don’t understand. Whenever I feel I am unable to cope with going to school and that I should rather stay at home, we have an argument. They want me to go to school every day, even when I feel I won’t be able to cope. This is additional stress which none of us need.
I know I need to finish school and I am doing everything I can to do that, but my parents don’t see my side.
How can I explain to them that when I get up and feel too ill to go to school even if I want to, I am not bunking?
I have many negative people in my life. It feels like the more I grow spiritually, the more people tell me I am not good enough or not up to standard (meaning their standards).
I know in my heart I am a good person, and I feel that even more after meditation. How can I love myself more, and how can I love the negative people around me without letting them drag me down?
Self-confidence comes from inside. Take one small risk and feel the change.
I am a professional in my mid-thirties.
I finally managed to get a job in my professional field but I am struggling to keep up.
My seniors tell me I should have more self-confidence, but I don’t know how to get more confidence. I have always been like this, not just because of this job.
I am concerned that I will not make it in this field.
How do I change?