Mental health, emotional wellbeing & personal development

Tag: optimism

All about perspective

All about perspective

  It’s all about perspective I found the words below on twitter and thought I should share this with you. I don’t believe that positive thinking can overcome everything but I do believe that trying to choose thoughts that are hopeful will be more helpful […]

Celebrate your small successes

Celebrate your small successes

  Celebrate your small successes More often than not, I find that my clients never give themselves credit for any of their success in life – they rarely celebrate their small successes. It seems that we tend to focus on what hasn’t gone right rather […]

Why you must never give up on yourself

Why you must never give up on yourself

  Why you must never give up on yourself Self sabotage is common and I have witnessed many people give up at the first hurdle that comes their way. They flounder when things don’t go according to plan. Don’t be taken in by the idea […]

How to be more lucky

How to be more lucky

  How to be more lucky I have often wondered why it is that some people seem to lead much easier and charmed lives compared to others. They seem to be the right place at the right time and have managed to make the most […]

12 Positive habits for a better life

12 Positive habits for a better life

  12 Positive habits for a better life I wish there was a fool proof method for a fabulous happy life. There isn’t such a formula but there are definitely some good habits that can increase your chances of a better quality of life: Stop […]

Self pity and wallowing

Self pity and wallowing

  Self pity and wallowing Self pity is a normal human reaction to negative events and disappointment in life. In fact, I think it is unhealthy not to allow ourselves a little self pity and sympathy at times. Putting a time limit on self pity […]

How to think like an optimist

How to think like an optimist

  How to think like an optimist   Learn to be optimistic using a technique based on Albert Ellis ‘ Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy’. Professor Martin Seligman has elaborated on this in his book ‘Authentic Happiness’. Use the ABCDE method to challemge your thinking and […]

Why optimism matters

Why optimism matters

    Why optimism matters More than 100 studies have been conducted to measure the impact of optimism and pessimism on people’s lives. One of the key factors is that pessimism can be very insidious, pervading all parts of people’s lives, causing them to lose […]