Category: psychology

The one thing you can change is how you treat …

The one thing you can change is how you treat yourself. And that one thing can change everything.

Some people will like you for no reason, some …

Some people will like you for no reason, some people will not like you for no reason. Who you choose to spend the most time, thoughts, and efforts on, depend exactly how much you like yourself. By just staying near to people who treat you poorly, you are telling them it’s OK to do so. Only keep people close to you who treat you well.

There comes a time when the world gets quiet a…

There comes a time when the world gets quiet and the only thing left is your own heart. So you’d better learn the sound of it. Otherwise you’ll never understand what it’s saying.

Emotional Wellness

If you want to boost your emotional health then build the following into your life:

1. Develop a good group of friends. If possible, try and have quite a wide group of friends. That then means if someone moves away, or you change your school, your hobbies and so on, you’ll still a healthy support system in place.

2. Learn to appreciate solitude. Isolation isn’t the same as solitude. Isolation is being cut off from others for negative reasons; solitude is enjoying space and time for yourself – so you can recharge your batteries, and enjoy just being “you”.

3. Invest time in getting fit. People who are fit and healthy generally feel better about themselves. Also, exercise releases feel good hormones so we feel happier, more optimistic and relaxed.

4. Allow yourself to “goof off” and have a laugh – as too much work will drain your energy.

5. Discover your passion and invest time in that. We all have something that brings us alive, and seems to resonate with who we are inside … So investing in your passion is extremely satisfying!

6. Plan for difficulties and problems. We all encounter problems and hard times in this life. Expecting that to happen helps us feel more in control – as we understand it’s normal – so we don’t just fall apart.

7. Work on increasing your self-awareness. As above, we all have blind spots and idiosyncrasies. If we can learn about ourselves, and our natural tendencies, we can learn to master weaknesses, and work to change and grow.

8. Be willing to take risks. Though it’s hard to step out into unknown territory, you’ll find it’s more rewarding to stretch yourself and grow.

9. Watch out for energy vampires. There are plenty of people who will drain your energy so learn how to say “no”, and to set some boundaries.

10. Ask for help when you need it. We all need support and encouragement at times … And offer help to others when things are tough for them.

I need to stop imagining situations in my head…

I need to stop imagining situations in my head that aren’t going to happen.

I withdraw from people and places from time to…

I withdraw from people and places from time to time. I need space from a world that is filled with millions of mouths that talk too much, and never have anything to say.

As I look back on my life, I realize that ever…

As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.

7 Should Know about Someone with Mental Illnes…

1. They’re not faking it

2. They’re not lazy

3. They often feel that they’re being judged

4. They often feel like they’re being written off

5. They often struggle with a deep sense of shame

6. Having a good day doesn’t mean they’re better now

7. Meds don’t always help, or take away the pain.

The Secret of Happiness

1.Recognize that happiness is a choice.

2. Forgive yourself for your past mistakes.

3. Stop being a victim of your circumstances.

4. Live each moment to the fullest.

5. Follow your heart, and do what you love.

6. Appreciate what you have; don’t fixate on what is missing.

7. Surround yourself with people you love.

The relevant question in psychiatry shouldn’t …

The relevant question in psychiatry shouldn’t be what’s wrong with you, but what happened to you.