Tag: positive thinking

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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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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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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End of Undergraduate Life / Xiao Long Bao Buffet / Natural History Museum / Art Book Festival

End of Undergraduate Life / Xiao Long Bao Buffet / Natural History Museum / Art Book Festival

Wow, I can’t believe it. After 4 years as a psychology major at the National University of Singapore, I’ve finally graduated! I think these 4 years were one of the best periods of my entire education life, one which allowed me to learn academically while mature personally through my interactions with others. There certainly have …

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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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On chasing happiness.

On chasing happiness.

I used to have the mindset of: “I will be happy if I (insert accomplishment here)”. I will be happy if I did well for my A Levels, if I got to a good university, if I had a loving boyfriend, if I could sing well, if I became rich… I did well for my …

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23.

23.

It’s my first day being 23 today. The night before, for the first time in 23 years, my younger siblings surprised me with a slice of cake and lighted candles at midnight. :’) I also received birthday messages from various people, ranging from those whom I’ve made random convo with, to those closest to my …

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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! 🙂 List: Five strengths you have.  Gratitude Self-discipline Curiosity Love Humor/playfulness Five things you admire in yourself.  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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