Many of us buy into what they call “myths of happiness”. Two of the biggest happiness myths are – wealth, fame and achievements can make us forever happy, and adversities could hinder us from experiencing bliss. But a growing body of research suggests otherwise. Today, many scientists agree that running away from difficulties may actually […]
Our bodies and minds can be trained to be fitter and stronger and more resilient. Below are a few ideas to try …..
Don’t take things personally
Are people always making you the target of their conversations? If someone does say something mean it doesn’t make it true. You can take it or leave […]
Revealing the real you is something that most of us don’t do very often. We save our genuine feelings for ourselves but wish we could find a way to be close to others. By taking down our masks and being congruent, we trust that we will be accepted. Reveal the real you
Positive Psychology is among the most recent areas of psychology, which was introduced by a gentleman called Martin Seligman as recent as 1998. It is different from old-fashioned psychology in a sense that it focuses on the “brighter side” of life. Rather than studying the negative side of human nature and the problems […]
Too busy to relax?
Are you too busy to relax? You are not alone. One of the major complaints of most adults, especially working professionals is that they don’t have enough time to relax and enjoy the ‘fruits’ of their labour. What’s more, some of them feel terribly guilty whenever they take time for themselves.
Can we carry on 24/7?
Why relax? When you are relaxing, you are allowing your body to regulate its stress hormones properly. When you’re always faced with stressful events or situations, your system releases a cocktail of adrenaline and cortisol. These hormones are necessary to heighten your body’s responses and deal with external threats […]
Do you feel you worry too much? How much is ‘too much’ worrying? We all worry and some worrying is natural as it is our brain’s natural response against perceived potential threats to help us prepare in advance but too much worrying can take it’s toll on our health, our outlook, our well-being, […]
Can you be a happy person in 2014? What makes a happy person?
Well there are some traits that are shared by most happy people and they are:-
• Appreciation of simple pleasures of noticing a beautiful sunset, cute animals or noticing a smiling face
• Being in touch with others. Living by the motto […]
To understand mindfulness, imagine you doing something very simple, something that doesn’t arouse a compelling interest–like, say, eating an apple. You probably eat your apple not paying attention to how it smells, how it tastes, how the texture of the flesh feels against your tongue, or how it feels in your hand. Because of the […]
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