“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could … More
Topic: positive psychology
Because affirmation is what we all need every now and again when we post certain things to social media, anyway, isn’t it?
In our continuing quest to provide you with new year’s inspiration, here’s a round-up of 13 nontraditional self-help books. If we lost you at “self-help”â€”wait! The emphasis is on the “nontraditional” here. There are no “skinny rules,” no dating rules, no rules at all, really, in our reading roundup. What you will find are serious, science-backed suggestions for self-improvement; tried and true time-management techniques; positive psychology; and a little bit of hippie-ing out. Hopefully, there’s something for everybody here â€” unless you’re a Rules girl. In that case, might we suggest you visit Cosmo? More
Even if you’re not literally going ‘back to school,’ autumn is a great time to focus on self-improvement and learning new things. The following seven books, all broadly related to health and happiness, offer instruction on everything from increasing your happiness, willpower, and attention span to decreasing negative thought cycles and exposure to toxins. Add one (or all seven!) to your personal health lesson plan now. More
Depending on which dictionary you consult, willpower means “energetic determination,” “firmness of will,” “the ability to control oneself and determine one’s actions” or “the strength of will to carry out one’s decisions, wishes or plans.â€ť It all sounds good to me. Regardless of which definition weâ€™re working with, willpower is something Iâ€™d like more of, and Iâ€™m certainly not alone. (Why else would motivational speakers exist?) But is willpower really something we can work on? Or are the strong-willed simply blessedâ€”and the weak-willed doomed to their fate? More
How do we measure happiness? Itâ€™s an age-old question, and one that most people would say is largely rhetorical. And now Martin Seligman, the man who wrote the book on happinessâ€”literallyâ€”says itâ€™s largely a mute point, as well.
I love MindBodyGreen, one of my top sources for anything and everything related to yoga (including great recipes and inspirational quotes), but a post from author and contributor Jayme Barrett yesterday has had me feeling a little miffed. Her post, “Feng Shui Your Friends,” instructs readers to inventory their negative friends and, where necessary, “cut the cord” for the sake of your health. (Negative friends are like “energy vampires” who suck the life right out of you, she says.) While her advice might be spot on for particular situations, in general, I think our “negative friends” deserve more of a chance. More
Virginia Madsen has always seemed down to earth to me, but when I spotted her byline on a spring cleaning article this morning in The Daily Love, I was a little surprised: She even does her own laundry? Sike. She’s not giving lessons on how to wash floors; she’s telling us how to scour ourselves of bad energy and wake up our inner selves. Naturally. More
As always at the start of a week I ask for articles to inspire us to cope with our grief, to cope with life whilst we recover from our bereavement. Here are this weeks positive thinking articles Dr Martin W. … More