Tag: positive thinking

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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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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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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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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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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