Give it a try. Sit down and think about one of the problems in your life. Really dwell on it. Think of all the reasons why it makes your hopes and dreams and goals impossible to accomplish. In your mind, let your problem put a negative slant on every aspect of your life. Then, start having some fun with it. Start with a little exaggeration. Add some melodrama, and maybe a little obscenity. Say to yourself something like, “The truth is, I can’t stand your little business venture. I hate you for even thinking of it. I thought things were fine just the way they were. I’m really too lazy to bother with all of it. I think I’ll just eat a lot of chocolate and get fat.”
Happiness, mental health, resentment, sports, university
One thing that gets on my head is resentment. People with mental blocks that have been caused by unhealthy attachments to bad experiences that have affected their life and got in the way of their happiness. It is like taking poison and expecting the person you dislike to die.
Recently I have re-evaluated parts of my life that have caused me to be negative towards some people. It was while trying to get over my failed exams from last year that made me want to get on with my life. I found a method that helped me to get over the resentment I had towards my tutors. It involves learning to think about what you dislike about the person or group, identifying what makes you resent them, and then thinking about what it is that you might have done that played a part in this.
Holding onto a resentment and…
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chakra , happiness , love-yourself , meditate , meditation , self-care , self-love , soul , yoga
Self care is something a lot of us – including me, tend to skimp out on. Whether it be because we are “too busy” or just don’t think it matters, all of us need to step up our game. No matter how much you want to deny it, self care WILL increase the health of your mind, body, and soul. One thing to remember, is that self care is not a one time deal. You have to commit. You have to force yourself to do what makes you feel good, even when all you want to do is lay in bed.
In this post, I wanted to give some ideas on what you can do to self care.
- Turn off electronics for a few hours. You would be surprised at how much better you feel without the weight of social media!
- Spend time playing with a pet. Throw a ball…
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happiness, meaning, wellbeing
Are you well? Are you happy? Can you be one without the other? And what is the difference anyway?
Kahneman and Riis explain that our sense of happiness is affected by two factors: how positive we feel right now (‘experienced’ happiness) and how positive we feel our life has been overall (‘evaluated’ happiness).
Wellbeing is more complex. It is a concept that incorporates happiness but also involves our perceived ability to function successfully in the world. How much control do you feel in life? How much meaning do you derive from life? How much do you feel that what you are doing matters?
Wellbeing is about good feelingandgood function. This is why Positive Education and Positive Psychology are, ultimately, focussed on developing wellbeing.
But don’t dismiss happiness itself. Remember that happiness, in its own right, is linked to better health, greater productivity, reduced depression, stronger relationships, and…
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blogging, freedom, happiness, happy, inspiration, joy, life, love, motivation, sad, silence, success, wisdom
The riding analogy means someone else can’t have power over you (ride you like an animal) if you are standing tall and proud. If people are beaten down, or feel they are, their backs are figuratively bent and therefore other people can exploit this weakness. Therefore, be strong and affirmative. It does not imply that you need to be rude and arrogant but be bold enough to state your argument in a logical but firm manner. Never surrender yourself so much so that the other person takes advantage of you.
Few days back I was thinking few days from my past, the sad and horrible days, and why did that happen to me. That was merely because I did not stand firm enough, I did voice enough. And I did not say NO at the right time and that was the time when I fell weak and my trust was…
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