The Backwards Law

The Backwards Law

Introduced by the philosopher Alan Watts and popularized by writer Mark Manson (“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck”): “The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.” I took a few minutes to understand this cause it seems …

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Praise Yourself – Give Yourself Credit

Praise Yourself – Give Yourself Credit

Some days, we are too busy chasing deadlines and goals that we forget to praise and give ourselves credit for our accomplishments and successes. Today, let’s give ourselves credit for all the good things we’ve done, and bad things we haven’t done, no matter how little or big. Here’s 10 things I’m proud of myself …

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Stress & Recovery – How to Cope with Stress

Stress & Recovery – How to Cope with Stress

Hello there! Today was my first time attending a research conference. It’ll be a 2-day conference on ageing and resilience. I’m quite interested in positive psychology and stress, so I managed to absorb quite some information today! At the same time, recently I’ve been listening to the audiobook “I Know What To Do, So Why …

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5 Morning Rituals that Bring You Joy

5 Morning Rituals that Bring You Joy

Having a productive and consistent morning ritual has been linked to success. Personally, I believe it’s just a mere coincidence, but it doesn’t hurt to add one or two things to your mornings so you can start the day right. Here is a list of morning rituals that would give you a kickstart to your …

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Positive Quote – A Reminder to Myself

Positive Quote – A Reminder to Myself

“Some days are stressful and some days are easy, but that’s okay because ALL days are blessed.” An important positive quote to myself to maintain a peace of mind and gratefulness for life no matter the circumstances. Sometimes, when I look up into the night sky or gaze upon a canvas of green and nature, …

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Bad Day =/= Bad Life

Bad Day =/= Bad Life

Where do I even begin… today was a bad day. When I woke up in the morning, I didn’t feel so good. I only had about 5+ hours of sleep, and probably much less because I kept having multiple nightmares which disrupted my sleep. (I blame it on watching too many disturbing things – adventure …

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Feeling Motivated AND Lazy? – The Stoic Solution

Feeling Motivated AND Lazy? – The Stoic Solution

Hello! I’ve been into Stoicism for awhile now, and thought I’d share about its views on motivation. The past couple of years I’ve been experiencing a strange kind of paradox – I’d feel motivated and lazy at the same time. I have been watching many positivity and motivational videos, and I wish to accomplish and …

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Our 2nd Anniversary!

Our 2nd Anniversary!

Hello everyone! Last weekend, mitch and I celebrated our second anniversary together. It feels like we got together just a short while ago, and time pretty much just flew by. We decided to make some DIY terrariums as terrarium workshops were quite pricey, ranging from $30~$50 lol. We managed to make 4 terrariums with the …

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Gratefulness List – Things I’m Grateful For

Gratefulness List – Things I’m Grateful For

Writing down a list of things you’re grateful for, especially on a daily basis, has been proven to improve one’s well-being and boost positive mood. Here’s my list as a recap of last week. I’m grateful that.. I managed to thoroughly make full use of, learn and enjoy going to work last Saturday My friend …

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9 Questions to Ask When Feeling Down/Sad

9 Questions to Ask When Feeling Down/Sad

Hello! I fell sick today, and have work tomorrow (it’s a Saturday) because I’m in charge of a focus group discussion. But it’s okay, trying not to feel down about this because I’m gonna make going to work on the weekend worth it, have fun, and learn a lot from it! It’s been pouring a …

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