Blog on emotional well being and personal development

Tag: acceptance

Acceptance and resistance

Acceptance and resistance

Acceptance and resistance What you resist persists. How much of your life is acceptance and how much is resistance? I find that I am often resisting without realising it and exhausting myself in the process. Imagine being on a boat on a lake and there […]

Life sucks sometimes

Life sucks sometimes

  Life sucks sometimes It’s a fact, life sucks sometimes. People come into your life and steal your heart and then leave just as quickly as they entered.It’s hard to open up again and take the risk of letting someone else in. Should you trust […]

The quickest routes to unhappiness

The quickest routes to unhappiness

  The quickest routes to unhappiness We can often be our own worst enemies, engaging in behaviours that lead us down routes to unhappiness. Here are the most common ways that we end up unhappy: Overthinking The more time you have to worry endlessly about […]

There’s no need to be mean

There’s no need to be mean

  There’s no need to be mean There seems to be a general consensus on the idea that being mean gets you ahead in life. There is a famous quote, “Nice guys finish last”. I don’t believe this though. Being assertive is the best way […]

Control, Resistance and Acceptance

Control, Resistance and Acceptance

  Control, Resistance and Acceptance Peace of mind and contentment doesn’t come from control. We all fool ourselves by thinking that if we can control our worlds and environments we will be happier. This is a myth. Firstly, there is no such thing as 100% […]

10 ways to increase happiness

10 ways to increase happiness

  10 ways to increase happiness Accept responsibility for yourself When you accept that you are where your are in life due to your own choices and stop blaming others for your situation, you begin to feel back in control of your life. You, and […]

3 ways to embrace and reduce stress

3 ways to embrace and reduce stress

    3 ways to embrace and reduce stress I find life very stressful these days. There seems to be less time to enjoy life and most of my time is spent rushing about trying to complete chores and ticking off items on my to-do […]

Please like me

Please like me

  Please like me We’re all ‘people pleasers’ underneath. Who doesn’t want to be liked and popular? We can all fall into the trap of yearning for acceptance and validation from others. When we don’t get it we can feel useless and unloveable. We’re social […]