How to snap out of a negative mindset

How to snap out of a negative mindset

Find out ways to snap out of a negative mindset in this blog post.

Middle age misery peaks around 47

Middle age misery peaks around 47

According to a study from the US’s National Bureau of Economic Research, 47.2 is the unhappiest age you can be. Thankfully, according to this research, you become happier in your fifties and sixties. No one can say for sure why this is the case but…

Getting bitter in old age

Getting bitter in old age

Getting bitter in old age doesn’t have to be inevitable. It does however, take self awareness. You need to be able to notice the ‘slide’ from the carefree non-judgemental person you used to be to the bitter and twisted person you are becoming.   Ask…

The rules of rejection

The rules of rejection

There are universal rules that apply to rejection. The rules of rejection can be seen as a good thing because it shows that we all face rejection – it’s almost like an initiation into the human race. I don’t know of any adult who hasn’t…

Secondary stress – getting upset about being upset

Secondary stress – getting upset about being upset

Unfortunately, this is quite a common problem – getting upset about being upset. Here are a few examples: A boy meets a girl he likes and he blushes.  He then feels like a fool for blushing – he is embarrassed about being embarrassed. This is…

Living or existing?

Living or existing?

I have always had this ability to observe society from afar, almost as if I was an alien from another planet. I watch people, observe societal trends and customs and sometimes see the world as this hurly burly noisy place where we are all mindlessly…

Focus externally for a better world

Focus externally for a better world

Focus externally for the sake of your own mental health and for the benefit of the planet

Overlooked Benefits of Being Kind to All that You Meet

Overlooked Benefits of Being Kind to All that You Meet

A smile is worth about a thousand words, give or take. And if you’ve ever been feeling down (as we all have), you probably know how a smile from the right person at the right time can turn your day around.  The phrase is a…

Diary of a care assistant working in a mental health secure unit (2)

Diary of a care assistant working in a mental health secure unit (2)

A little bit about the girls… Not all patients on the ward have committed a criminal offence. Some are just perceived as being so unmanageable that they end up here. The tragedy is that most, if not all of these women were abused in some…

Fine tune your focus

Fine tune your focus

There are many good reasons to fine tune your focus. Think about it, for a large part of the day we are ‘passive receptacles’ to the random onslaught of thoughts that enter our minds. Did I take the clothes out of the washing machine? Why…