Category: Thoughts

Practising Kindness – Make Someone’s Day

Practising Kindness – Make Someone’s Day

Sometimes we get so consumed in our own thoughts, our own needs and wants, and our own worries, and for the most part of the day, that becomes the center of our lives. We become less kind to others than we intended to, and consequently, also less kind to ourselves. It may sound ironic, but …

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Dealing with Trying Times – Worst Day Ever

Dealing with Trying Times – Worst Day Ever

Hello! The past month has been quite testing to say the least. I experienced my worst day ever (not exaggerating!) just last week. Here’s a short summary of how that day went: 1) At work I was the chosen sacrifice to replace a colleague on this project which requires you to travel to the other …

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15 Favourite Feelings

15 Favourite Feelings

When you love someone and they love you back The rush of endorphins after an intense exercise session When your favourite song plays on Spotify (because i’m too cheapskate to purchase a subscription and can only listen to playlists on shuffle) When someone you respect recognizes your effort and praises you When you wake up …

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Thank you 2017.

Thank you 2017.

I loved 2017. I felt like it’s been really good to me, more so because of how I handled situations and grew as a person, rather than because of the good that’s happened. So instead of saying “good riddance” to all the pain, stress and sadness I’ve went through, I wish to embrace it all …

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Interactions with People with Mental Illnesses

Interactions with People with Mental Illnesses

These past few years, after perpetual self-introspection, I noticed one particular aspect about myself. It was that, if I really felt up for it, I could engage and connect with people in a sincere manner. This quirk of mine has brought me in touch with people from all walks of life, but at the same …

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Quote of the Day: Work on Yourself

Quote of the Day: Work on Yourself

“Do me this favor: Get out of bed every morning knowing that no one changes the world alone, and no one doesn’t change it at all. We are all exceptional…and none of us are. And we are all lost…sometimes. So follow a path, any path…until you get to a place which you feel like you …

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Things To Do When Feeling Sick

Things To Do When Feeling Sick

I’ve been down with food poisoning for the past 2 days. I felt so sick and terrible from all the projectile vomiting that I couldn’t eat nor sleep much. Thankfully right now I’m on the road to recovery and I am feeling slightly more ready to return to work tomorrow! Here’s what I did, and …

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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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