Tag Archives: psychology

Good news – talking to yourself is not crazy

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Here’s good news for those who talk to themselves (like me).

Science says talking to yourself actually helps you psychologically

Starre Vartan, writing for MNN has the details at the link below.

“In fact, science has now shown that talking to yourself has a number of benefits. It can improve self-image and confidence levels. So as goofy as Stuart Smalley’s messages about being “good enough, and smart enough” were, science says that it’s beneficial to remind yourself of those things. Verbally. Out loud.” – Starre Vartan

Source: Why talking to yourself isn’t the least bit crazy | MNN – Mother Nature Network

These 7 mantras will help you not take things personally

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Sometimes I allow minor interactions with people to bring me down.

Why?

Because I feel they didn’t treat me the way I should be treated.

But then I remember how other people treat me has absolutely no importance in the long run and I alone control my response.

Check out the post below from hackspirit.com for more inspiration.

Health Tips: eating mindfully

Thanks to Eric at Make It Ultra!

Written by Eric C., MA., PhD Candidate Founder of: MakeItUltra™ “Mindful eating means simply eating or drinking while being aware of each bite or sip.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh In our fast paced society and ever present need to multi-task, many of us have forgotten the joys of eating. I personally know what it’s like to be so […]

via Simple Steps for Eating Mindfully — MakeItUltra™

Gratitude Prayer, Affirmations and Quotes Images – BayArt

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This  is great.

Deniz Yalim has shared her favorite daily gratitude affirmations, which you can see at the link below.

“Gratitude affirmations reminding yourself of all the wonderful things you have in your life is a great way to start your day. Repeating aloud these affirmations will result in giving you the energy you need for the day.” – Deniz Yalim

Source: Gratitude Prayer, Affirmations and Quotes Images – BayArt

More than book smarts: 9 types of intelligence everyone should know

Here’s a thought-provoking article from Lim Kairen (at Lifehack.org) about the nature of intelligence. (See link below.)

“Nine Types of Intelligence That Would Change The Way You Perceive Intelligence Forever” – Lim Kairen

Source: Everyone Is Talented In Their Own Way: The 9 Types Of Intelligence You Should Know

These 26 questions can help you know yourself better

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How well do you really know yourself?

I think one of the characteristics of a thoughtful, evolved person is self-reflection and being honest about your thoughts and desires.

The problem is, it can be challenging to start that inner exploration.

As a tool to help us in the process of discovering our true selves, Deniz Yalim (writing for bayart.org) has compiled a list of introspective questions.

I’ve saved the list to my ereader in order to visit on a daily basis and I thought you might find it helpful as well. (See the link below.)

“Here are just 26 questions that open the door to having a real conversation with yourself. I want to ask you to answer these questions honestly for yourself.” – Deniz Yalim

Source: 26 Questions To Help You Know Yourself Better | BayArt

Life Tips: 28 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself

“When the journey of self-betterment begins, we are always looking for ways to improve ourselves. It is a constant journey where we must be honest and open to change. Often we find improvement advice can be too metaphysical and theoretical. As a passionate advocate of growth, I’m continuously looking for ways to self-improve.” – Deniz Yalim

via 28 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself — BayArt