Tag: acceptance

22 Experts offer advice on self love

22 Experts offer advice on self love

We have so many things going for us, don’t we? Despite the limited number of hours in a day, we are somehow able to include time for work, family, friends, and even other extracurricular activities into our already busy schedules. But how much time do…

How to be invincible

How to be invincible

There are astute ways to be more resilient in the face of life’s challenges. Whilst theory is always easier than application, knowing what is needed to withstand the stress and strain of modern day life can help you to call on these abilities/skills when they…

Getting through tough times

Getting through tough times

Currently I am in hospital and each day things swing up and down. I seem to improve in one aspect and then some new challenge will arise. Each day is a challenge and when life is tough, it’s extremely important to stay as mentally strong…

Coping with chronic illness

Coping with chronic illness

I certainly have experience in coping with chronic illness. My mother and I were both born with the genetic illness – Cystic Fibrosis. It’s an illness that tends to get worse with age. My mother dies at the age of 50 in 2000 and I…

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…

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…

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…

Instant Stress Relief

Instant Stress Relief

  Most of our stress comes from wishing life was different to the way it actually is. We may have imagined a more glamorous job than the reality of what it has turned out to be or it might be the reality of a monotonous…