Upon falling into journaling, though, I soon realised the massive benefit it provided to my overall worldview. So, to help you avoid the same mistakes, here are some very useful journal prompts for mental health.
Without doubt, one of the most gratifying and significant life changes I made was getting involved in mediation. While many people may intend to try it out, most of us lack the time, the space, or the patience to give it 100%. For years, I was the same – until I finally gave it a proper chance.
In life, one of the most effective tools I have found for self-progression stems from starting a journal. I’ve recently spoke about how a journal can bring you happiness, but I also want to show you how to start one.
Life comes at us in various ways, but most of the time we can often break it down to a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ day. Like you, I’ve had my fair share of both kinds of day over the years – I’ve endured horrific days and enjoyed amazing days. However, one thing that I’ve worked on across many years is the ability to feel better when I’m not having such a good day.
Making Meaningful Changes The Making Meaningful Changes Group is for people in the gathering resources and planning stage of change. The aim of this group is to help individuals gain the confidence and resources needed to start taking action on their change. Based around the trans-theoretical theory (The Stages of Change), this group is best done in tandem with the Creating a
The Depression Support Group is designed to be a safe place for people experiencing depression to be heard. We will talk about your feelings, fears, and concerns with the aim to help you feel more capable of coping with your depression.
The Accountability 101 group is designed for those who are currently making meaningful life changes. It is also for people who have graduated the Making Meaningful Changes group.
Anxiety Support Group The Anxiety Support Group is designed for people who experience anxiety symptoms that are getting in the way of daily life. In this group we will discuss your feelings, experiences, fears, and ruminations to help you find ways to cope with these anxious feelings. This group is for open communication and is a safe place for all to speak.
The world that we live in can feel both incredibly kind and incredibly cruel depending on where you look. As someone who has been lucky enough to experience immense kindness and vicious cruelty, I have been on both sides of this fence. However, without doubt one of the most effective ways to live a happy and healthy life, I have always found, is to initiate some random acts of kindness.
In life, one of the most common issues that we can face stems from an inability to know what tomorrow hold. For me, and likely for you, that uncertainty can be quite off-putting and unsettling. If you find yourself in that particular position, you might find it hard to snap free and to find focus once again.
Life is, for most of us, about finding happiness and contentment. Yet it’s not an absolute construct. Most of the time, we assume someone who is awash with cash and social opportunity to be the happiest. We also assume someone living week to week with no social activity to be deeply unhappy. But is that always the case? In my life, I’ve found it’s nowhere near the case at all.
For anyone looking to get into good physical and mental shape today, your diet is an essential part of the process. Your body needs good food to help maintain your physical condition, but so does your mind. Our mind craves and desires a whole host of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals. Without it, we are depriving our bodies and minds of the resources they need to be the best that they can be.
As you'll remember from my previous article on egocentrism, the imaginary audience is a term used to describe human fascination in what others think of them. Like actors in a play, each person in society believing they are playing out a role to their adoring audience.
There are many types of self care. Today we are going to talk about all the types of self care you can participate in from a holistic standpoint. I will outline each of the wellness pillars and identify ways to meet the challenges of each.
It can seem impossible to budget when you don’t make enough money, but I’m here to tell you relief is possible. Being in debt and financial insecurity are very stressful experiences. Knowing that at any time, everything could be taken away.
When experiencing anxiety, negative or challenging emotions, flashbacks, the practice of using grounding exercises can help you take control. Grounding exercises are especially effective for managing feelings of overwhelm and panic.
As Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs pyramid shows us, safety and security are some of our most fundamental needs. Taking safety measures to look after yourself and your home should be top priority. Some are things you're probably already doing. Others you may not have thought about.
Part of being an entrepreneur is having the right knowledge and tools backing you. Most entrepreneurs would agree that there are some basics that everyone needs to know before getting started. Getting a good education does not require you necessarily to go back to school but to use the resources already out there. That is why we have compiled our list of must-reads for entrepreneurs.
In my professional career, I often hear from clients that they don't do anything for self-care. Mindfulness and meditation are not on their radar. This article will highlight the importance of meditation. Specifically the Loving Kindness meditation and studies that prove it's usefulness in our day to day lives.
Egocentrism is defined as the inability to differentiate ones self from others or to see a situation from another's point of view. Piaget used the term in his research on cognitive development in children. Later, Elkind offered an more detailed explanation of egocentrism in adolescents. In this article we are going to talk about what egocentrism is and how it plays a role in your life today.
What are some of the most overlooked resources in your life? Achievements can be measured by many different standards. In life, and in your career, there are always set metrics for demonstrating success. How do you measure success for yourself?
It is important to ensure you are taking care of yourself during self-isolation during the coronavirus. Physically making sure you are getting enough movement while home and are eating the best foods to keep you healthy. Mentally that you are getting enough social interaction and mental stimulation. Spiritually, not losing faith or hope in a better tomorrow. Financially making ends meet.
Why is Plato’s Allegory of the Cave still relevant today? What lessons can we take away from this moral story that would apply to our day to day lives? Let's discuss it's relevance.
Although there are many definitions, the overall basis of wellness is a state of complete physical and mental wellness and not just the absence of disease (World Health Organization). There are many ways in which we can achieve wellness; from healthy eating and exercising to looking after your finances and challenging your mind.
In this article we have compiled a list of 100 ways to practice self-care. It is easy to become burnt out and overwhelmed over time when we are not engaging in a good self-care routine.
If you’re like millions around the world, chances are you have some sort of debt. Whether it be consumer debt like credit cards and consolidation loans, student loan debt, mortgage debt, or car debt, you can pay it off and live a less stressful life.
Talking to your loved ones about depression can be a scary experience. You're not alone. Over 300 million people in the world experience depression. Chances are someone you know and love has experienced the symptoms and effects of depression at one time or another.
Routines and habits are a part of our daily lives. We have routines for getting ready in the morning or for activities throughout your day. Some routines become so ingrained in our minds that they become habits.
Periodically, it is a good idea to take a personal inventory on how your wellness journey is going. We often get hung up on smaller failures and overlook some of the things that we do that are contributing to our wellness.
A good sleep routine consists of having a structured, consistent routine before bedtime. This will lead to a more restful night’s sleep. A good sleep routine can differ from person to person but it’s recommended for everyone to get at least eight uninterrupted hours of sleep a night. Sometimes this isn’t so easy.
Today we are going to talk about a subject that has a lot of misinformation floating around about: Diet and Exercise and its Effects on Mental Health. For many years, doctors and scientists thought mental health was “all in our heads”. But turns out they were wrong.
The Stages of Change is a psychological concept explaining the process people go through in order to make a meaningful change in their lives that are applicable to wellness in a variety of ways.