New Year Resolutions?
As we approach another Christmas and another New Year we sometimes use this time to reflect on how fast each year goes, our intentions to ‘get organised’ next year, not leave everything to the last minute and start to plan how good next year will be if only we could do […]
Don’t blame yourself for seeing the glass ‘half empty’ rather than ‘half full’. A large body of research tells us that our brain is hardwired to think negatively. Scientists call it the “negativity bias”. That’s why we find it hard to forget negative events. For example, if you had experienced being bitten by a […]
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 […]
Confidence and how to get some Below are some things you can try to gain confidence.
Set small goals and achieve them.
Sometimes, big goals can be overwhelming. When we aim to take a massive step it can feel overwhelming. Try breaking it down into smaller chunks of achieveable tasks. That way, […]
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 […]
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can be an effective treatment for depression. At the heart of CBT is an assumption that a person’s mood is directly related to his or her patterns of thought. Negative, dysfunctional thinking can affect a person’s mood, sense of self, behaviour, and even physical […]
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