Tag: Personal

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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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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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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Celebrate your Wins

Celebrate your Wins

Celebrate your wins: My tiny accomplishments and wins for the past week: Suddenly got notified that I had to go down to the clinic to collect data, which was like starting my first day of work all over again Managed to go through two sessions of data collection (although I was just shadowing someone)! Decided …

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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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How I Casually Became (Somewhat) Healthier – Tips for the Average Lazy Person Pt. 2: Diet

How I Casually Became (Somewhat) Healthier – Tips for the Average Lazy Person Pt. 2: Diet

Here’s Part 2 of my ‘lazy healthy lifestyle’ post – changing your diet. (See Part 1: Exercise here). And by¬†diet, I mean being more conscious of what you eat,¬†eating more healthily, and enjoying it. Not purposely starving yourself ‘- ‘ As mentioned in the previous post, I’m not the fittest/healthiest/most motivated person around, so these …

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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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