Tag: optimism

Five steps to thriving mental health after a year of disruption: Psychologist’s plan for a better year

Five steps to thriving mental health after a year of disruption: Psychologist’s plan for a better year

For many, 2020 is a year that will be best consigned to the wastebin of bad memories. Our lives have been impacted on many different levels from the personal tragedy of losing loved ones, loss of business,  unemployment and the collapse of the housing market 

6 Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day

6 Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day

In case you are just recently visiting Earth, well, things have slightly changed since 2019. Whilst we discussed the mental health ramifications of the first lockdown (view post here), the second lockdown brought with it new challenges. More specifically, I’m talking about working from home. 

Chronic Pain? There’s an App for that!

Chronic Pain? There’s an App for that!

The phrase ‘there’s an app for that” continues to ring true. For example, there are numerous apps that encourage health and fitness, as evident in this blog post. Apps append to many areas of life – from playing a weird and wonderful game, to sorting 

6 Tips for Easing Anxiety and Improving Sleep

6 Tips for Easing Anxiety and Improving Sleep

Suffering from anxiety and sleep disturbance can have a detrimental impact on your quality of life. Thankfully, there are steps that you can take to minimize sleep problems, get more rest, and address anxiety. It’s important to note that researchers see anxiety and sleep disruption 

11 Habits You Need to Stop to Become Happier

11 Habits You Need to Stop to Become Happier

What is it that makes you unhappy? Your first thought is probably something like a bad job or a complicated relationship status, but that’s not exactly the truth.   Bad habits are what really makes most people feel sad, unsatisfied, or even miserable.   According 

Can You Live a Normal Life With Cerebral Palsy?

Can You Live a Normal Life With Cerebral Palsy?

A diagnosis of cerebral palsy (CP) can be devastating to any parent, but it is important to remember that CP does not affect life expectancy. Many children with CP grow into adulthood and live as many years as the rest of the population. There are 

The downside of positive thinking

The downside of positive thinking

  The Downside of positive thinking The downside of positive thinking rarely gets mentioned nowadays. A lot has been said about positive thinking, not only on this blog but elsewhere on the web. It’s a mantra that is rife and ubiquitous. The cult of positive 

Feelings follow behaviour

Feelings follow behaviour

Feelings follow behaviour When we act in a certain way, our bodies send messages to our brains about how we are feeling. Research has shown that putting a pencil between your teeth tricks the brain into thinking you are happier as you are smiling! If 

8 Tips to increase happiness and optimism

8 Tips to increase happiness and optimism

  8 Tips to increase happiness and optimism “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent”-Eleanor Roosevelt I love the above quote as it suggests that no matter what negativity is aimed your way, you still get to choose whether to acknowledge the 

11 Ways to love and embrace uncertainty

11 Ways to love and embrace uncertainty

We all have to face uncertainty in life. In fact, it is one of the top contributors for anxiety, depression and stress these days. There are ways to love and embrace uncertainty and it makes sense to see uncertainty as your friend rather than your