Tag: positive psychology

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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Mindfulness – How to be Mindful

Mindfulness – How to be Mindful

I’ve been feeling just slightly overwhelmed with work and problems at home that my mind has felt quite scattered. One way which I’ve learnt to maintain my sanity and inner peace in the midst of this chaotic world is through mindfulness meditation. It’s not for everyone (I honestly found it weird and shady at first), …

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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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Convocation 2017 – I finally graduated!

Convocation 2017 – I finally graduated!

Hello! Earlier this week, I attended my convocation/commencement. It’s the official ceremony which marks my graduation from NUS (national university of Singapore)! I honestly felt more sad than anything that day as I just attended a classmate’s funeral the night before and just didn’t feel like celebrating at all. But seeing that my parents, boyfriend …

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First day jitters

First day jitters

It’s two more days to my first day of work at my first ever full time job out of university. I’m feeling soooo nervous and anxious and worried! Many what-ifs and dreadful scenarios come to my mind…mostly social situations because they always unnerve me the most. What if the people are work aren’t friendly? What …

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Life…and death

Life…and death

Honestly I have so many thoughts all messy and jumbled up in my mind now and I’m supposed to sleep but my brain is in too much of a frenzy for me to feel comfortable shutting all this down. Which is why I decided to open my wordpress app and start transferring my incomprehensible thoughts …

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NUS Module Review: Yr 4 Sem 2 (2016/17)

NUS Module Review: Yr 4 Sem 2 (2016/17)

Wowwww. I can’t believe it. My last module review. :'( I’m going to miss school soooooo much! During this semester, I took only two modules as Honours Thesis was 15MCs and Positive Psychology was 5MCs, so I still had 20MCs in total! Even though I gave it my all to both modules, I didn’t feel …

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How I Casually Became (Somewhat) Healthier – Tips for the Average Lazy Person Pt. 1: Exercise

How I Casually Became (Somewhat) Healthier – Tips for the Average Lazy Person Pt. 1: Exercise

…………………….…………………………….………………..………………….. When I was younger, I used to love all kinds of exercise. Running, jumping, playing with the scooter, skipping rope, and hula-hooping. When I reached 13 years old though, I started feeling weak, faint and tired most of the time. My face and lips were also almost always pale. After a blood test, I …

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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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