Tag: Personal

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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Dreamlog

Dreamlog

I had a really strangely detailed dream. I only vaguely recalled it when I woke up in the morning, but I suddenly remember most of it now (it’s midnight now, so it came back to me more than 12hours later) :O! I dreamt that I was in this sandy/desert-like place with old, run-down buildings, but …

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Bzbz

Bzbz

Woah. It’s been awhile since I last blogged! Amidst my absence, I’ve been trying to maximize my time by doing lots of work and also lots of play, but I overestimated myself and my body because I fell sick not long after šŸ™ by playing and working a lot, I had to sacrifice my sleep, …

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Living consciously

Living consciously

I just read a really old (1997) article on self-esteem by Nathaniel Branden (featured in “The art of living consciously”). It was really enlightening for me, so I’d like to share it with you all! He says that the path towards self-esteem is by living consciously and responsibly to our thoughts/feelings/behaviour. It’s only through living …

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Positivity!

Positivity!

My assignment for next week’s positive psychology class. Feel free to do this for yourself too! šŸ™‚ List: FiveĀ strengthsĀ you have.Ā  Gratitude Self-discipline Curiosity Love Humor/playfulness Five things youĀ admireĀ in yourself.Ā  Being able to initiate random conversations Having the courage to do things I’m afraid of (eg skateboarding, talking to patients, talking to strangers, facing my problems) …

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Slump.

Slump.

Even though I tried hard to think positive since the night before (perhaps too hard), I felt quite the opposite today and was pretty much feeling lethargic, distracted, out of it and quite stressed out. It could be the effects of the many days of holiday (from chinese new year), which temporarily threw me off …

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“What is the meaning of life?” Pt. 2

“What is the meaning of life?” Pt. 2

In the previous post, I talked abit about Viktor Frankl’s book Man’s Search For Meaning. Today I’m going to continue with one other topic from the book which I found quite enlightening. SomethingĀ which I have always struggled to grasp with was the meaning of suffering. You know how some kinds of suffering are just inevitable …

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“What is the meaning of life?” Pt. 1

“What is the meaning of life?” Pt. 1

I’ve been reading the book Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl, who chronicles his experiences at a concentration camp while introducing his psychotherapeutic method called logotherapy, based on the will to meaning. It took me a (really) long time to truly understand the book. Even while 3/4 into the book, I still felt confused …

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Appreciation

Appreciation

“You can free yourself when you trade your expectations for appreciation.” I was stressing a lot about going back to data collection again when Monday was coming around, and I was so worried about not hitting my goal of 2-3 participants a day that I couldn’t even sleep well the night before and kept waking …

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Creating a Good Day.

Creating a Good Day.

The task for my positive psychology class this week was to create a good day. What makes a good day for you? A good day for me would be a day when I wake up early (7am?), feeling refreshed. I would have enough time to brush my teeth, rinse my face, then eat cereal (maybe …

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