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1. If possible, walk away from the problem and get some fresh air. A walk, even a brief one, will provide space from the scene of the stress and enable some breathing space so as to calm down. A change of scenery can be exceptionally therapeutic. 2. Reading a novel with a gripping storyline can [...]
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do” — Eleanor Roosevelt People generally fall into one of two categories when it comes to fear. They either acknowledge and face their fears or [...]
How often do you use “you” when you mean “I”? I’m intrigued when I hear the famous interviewed. They’ll happily talk about their latest movie, or the publication date of their next bestseller. But as soon as the interviewer puts them under scrutiny about the juicy stuff, they switch from “I” to “you”. “Is it [...]
Take a breath, my friends, and leap – another day begins. Another day full of experiences – the expected, the unexpected, the surprising and the ordinary. Have you ever stopped to consider how many experiences impinge upon your senses in even an average day? Curiously, we have grown so used to the bustle and commotion [...]
Do you remember the last time someone gave you a compliment about your looks or your work?
Did you accept that compliment with grace and appreciation, or did you, like most people, thank the person for giving it to you, and then immediately try to justify it?
Learning to accept compliments is an important self-growth and development step.
Perhaps you feel, like most people, that to accept compliments is to start on the pathway to self-pride and no one likes an egotistical person.
There is a big difference between having pride in one’s achievements and being egotistical and this is something that we all need to learn to counter the negativity of our self-talk.
Try saying a simple and genuine thank you the next time someone offers you a compliment or praises you for a job well done.
Don’t Let Cynicism Win
I’m always fascinated when I read stories or case studies about “the placebo effect”. The typical scenario has a group of people being given a sugar pill but they BELIEVE the treatment is real. Often these people recover as well, or even better than those who received the actual treatment. The explanation of this phenomenon [...]