Tag: Life

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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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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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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Asian Burrito

Asian Burrito

Hello! Yesterday, mitch and I decided to (attempt to) make a burrito!! They’re so expensive here in Singapore so I figured it’ll be better to try to make one ourselves. Headed to NTUC Fairprice Finest (cause it was the closest. Expensive tho) to get our ingredients! We got a pre-made salsa so mitch can use …

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Virtue v.s. Talent

Virtue v.s. Talent

I was reading my positive psychology notes on the Classification and Measurement of Character Strengths by Peterson (2004), and a thought came to my head. They listed 6 core virtues – Wisdom & Knowledge, Courage, Humanity, Justice, Temperance and Transcendence, and under each category, there are certain similar but distinct character strengths. For example, the …

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The time when something I loved did not love me back.

The time when something I loved did not love me back.

Being rejected is painful…I remember my first crush ever (that lasted for yeeeears) knew I liked him through a series of embarrassing events and although he never liked me back, I still admired him from afar. It did hurt, and it did last for a long time, but looking back, I don’t think it hurt …

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I wonder if you know how they live in Tokyo?

I wonder if you know how they live in Tokyo?

Ayyyy so my 2 weeks in Hokkaido ended with a blast and this is my 3rd night in Tokyo now. The limousine bus by waseda came to pick us up from the airport and brought us to our campuses. Thank goodness it didn’t rain that night (it’s typhoon season now so it practically rains all …

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